There's a couple moments where I wish Chuck Austen was able to exercise a little more restraint, with the scene where Sunfire makes her impassioned argument about the right thing to do is so overblown that it had absolutely no dramatic punch to it. I mean I realize it's an important scene, but when one side is so clearly defined as being the right thing to do, it's next to impossible to create any real sense of tension, as it's clear what path is going to be taken. Now I do like the decidedly darker edge that Chuck Austen does infuse a member of the Exiles with, and I rather hope the actions of this character are kept under the hat, because I rather like the idea of having a character within the ranks who is willing to journey into the darker corners, as the Exiles has become a book that is a little too comfortable in how it has its cast reacting to the various problems they are confronted with. I also like the idea that the book has broken free of the established plot pattern that it Read Full Review
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