🎥 In a Snapshot
Series: The Founders Trilogy🔗Author: Robert Jackson Bennett
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This review summarizes my thoughts on the three books in this series.
Immerse yourself in a Fantasy story that mixes some aspects of science fiction with a touch of steampunk, giving you as a result, a vintage look of a present that seems to take you back to ancient times. Tevannies, a people who discovered a language, almost hieroglyphic, but with the potential of our modern programming languages… Bennett gives us a history lesson and almost like a vision of what could have been or be when power is unleashed without minding consequences and others well-being. Is he warning that there are certain technologies that shouldn’t exist? Is he raising awareness of our capacity to create and destroy?
What to Expect
- Politics, power struggles and the unbalance of the privileged vs the unprivileged
- Top world building
- A wild imagination with reminiscences of the past and present
- A magical technology—scriving—with unparalleled results and possibilities
- A lot of action
- Some crude and violent scenes in book 2
- A mix of Fantasy with some elements of Science Fiction and Steampunk
- Specially in books 1 & 2, expect great suspense
- Interesting characters, all with particular and unique contributions
What I Missed
- Book 3 is mostly narrated by a different character from books 1 & 2—where Sancia was the main voice. This change didn’t hook the same. Sancia’s wit and rebellious nature makes her a more appealing character to follow through the action, even though her stepping out of the spotlight is understandable.
- Having a map would have probably damaged Bennett’s world building revelation. However, I wished I had a better visual of all the places mentioned, especially in relation to one another.
- Book 3 was heavier on the fantastical science part and it made it a bit difficult to follow and understand sometimes.
Have you heard of Steampunk? From literature to fashion to a way of living... Find out more about it and its influence in Bennett's book series. ⤵️
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