(For those of you who have not read Primordium beware – spoilers follow!)
I recently finished Primordium in a day-and-a-half read-a-thon and it took at least that long for my brain to come back to real life.
When you jump into a book like this, one whose descriptions are so vast that your brain has to adjust to the new world you’ve entered, coming back to the living makes for a weird transition.
There were several times I was sure I felt a hole in my back where Mendicant Bias had extracted … but it turned out be nothing.
Clearly, this unease was triggered by my geas when I read the second novel in the “Forerunner Saga”; oh, that Librarian is a crafty one!
The story left me sadder than I had expected, with the Didact’s (of the Bornstellar-Didact variety) cry of frustration after speaking with the Primordial and Chakas’s admission that he still misses Vinnerva and Riser after all this time both conveyed a real sense of loss at the end of the book.
These instances of deep emotion from two characters I’ve come to know through Cryptum and Primordium added a powerful weight to the end of the story, and I can’t wait to see what’s going to take place in Silentium.
Tomorrow I start that journey – and while I have to be prepared for more questions than answers, I have no doubt it will be a great read!
>>>>>>>[Post tenebras lux]