Palaces of Light reading...
OK, unfortunately, this is gonna be a bad review.
Andy Boot has been penning Deathlands for some time now. He has proven that he knows the characters, how the world of DL works, etc, etc...
He has been a hit or miss author for this series. His last one, Lost Gates, was much better than this one. Yes, you guessed it, this one is a major miss.
Whereas Lost Gates had a great premise, and was readable, despite the bland action sequences, Palaces of Light trumps that one, giving fans another solid concept, but that's it.
It took something like over 170 pages until some weapons were drawn and some action FINALLY started to take place. (C'mon, Andy! You couldn't put some mutie battle in between the long snore parts?)
I've been to Colorado on vacation. And know this spot. So it was a very interesting and different plot and foe for the DL companions. But the whole story is wayyyy overwritten, wordy and plodding storyline. This could have been a pretty solid DL if Boot would have inserted interesting characters in the form of the Baron and the weird environs of the Palaces of Light.
After about a 100 pages, I sped-read the rest of it, hoping to glean some great action sequence or something. Alas, it was not to be.
Whereas Pollatta gives us meaningless action, Boot gives us meaningless meanderings in some of his books - like this one.
Maybe, just maybe, if these two authors got together, they could come up with a great plot, great action, character-driven DL. Maybe...?