This is the sequel to Silver Metal Lover, but you do not need to have read that book to enjoy this one. This is set 12 years after the first book and centers around entirely different characters - Loren and Verlis, and only lightly touches on previous characters. Tanith Lee explains things well enough that someone who hasn't read the first book understands who they are because the story of Silver and Jane is actually an underground book that Loren has read. In this book Loren is a young woman in a futuristic society who has lived on the streets most of her life. She is a tough character. She meets a robot much like Silver in the previous book named Verlis, but he is not Silver. He has greater powers and seems to be the leader of the other robots. Throughout the book it is a mystery what his agenda is and why he is so often drawn to Loren. Likewise with the company who makes the robots which also wants Jane to work for them. The reader learns as Loren does what is going on. Very intruiging. Highly recommended.
Good read! It's 11 years since Jane lost Silver, and he's *back*, but he's not the same, and 17 year old Loren is in for an adventure!
Follow-up to The Silver Metal Lover. Not exactly a sequel. Silver is rebuilt, renamed Verlis, and takes up with a young woman who has read Jane's Book.
Loved the book this is a sequel to- Silver Metal Lover and highly recommend it. Melallic Love was decent sci-fi, but as a sequel- nowhere as good as the stellar Silver Metal Lover.
Interesting, if not excellent. Well worth the read. At times I worried that the story would become overly predictable, but it took turns that repeatedly proved me wrong.
I did not like this one as much as The Silver Metal Lover