Book Reviews of The Candle of Distant Earth (Taken Trilogy, Bk. 3)

The Candle of Distant Earth (Taken Trilogy, Bk. 3)
The Candle of Distant Earth - Taken Trilogy, Bk. 3
Author: Alan Dean Foster
ISBN-13: 9780345461339
ISBN-10: 0345461339
Publication Date: 7/31/2007
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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This was an good read, a lot better than the second book in the trilogy but not quite as interesting as the first book. George and company face various challenges and triumph and attain their goals but discover in the process that maybe they already had what they were looking for.
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2nd in a series. good foster writing. well worth the full price.
4 stars.
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I read the first two in the series a couple of years ago. That was a mistake. The entire series should be read in a much shorter time. This book references much of what happens in the previous books, but without them, it's a little minimal.

All in all, a good book. The dog on the front is George, the intelligent and talking dog. He's a fun character to follow. He's the one with an attitude and mouth that has difficulty keeping shut when it should (all the more fun for us).

The hero of the book, Mark, is an easy going guy that "grows up" ans his galactic experiences expand. It's both fun and thought provoking.
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The group finally all find their homeworlds. In the most rushed, improbable ways possible.

This was not a satisfying ending at all. What really got me was George's [the dog] complete about-face in his attitude toward being on earth. It just made absolutely no sense to me. And to top it off, to have a Villinji do a reverse just so everybody could end up happy, it didn't pan. Foster forced the ending and it went against everything in the previous books, imo, and it sucked.

Glad I borrowed these from the library and didn't spend any money on them.