Reviews of Lord Valentine's Castle (1980)
Review by bkedryna (2005-03-03)
This is a decent book, but to me this is an improbable world. Billions of people living in a technologically frozen state for thousands of years? Without any wars? I don't think this author understands human nature very well. The characters are definitely as human as we are, and yet in some ways act so strange. Many different races, and no frictions? They definitely have tempers. There are 'bad' people. Why don't they create some small rogue bands and loot a few towns?
In addition, all these people are completely without ambition, they forgot technology and are just living for no reason? I just don't buy it.
I might come back to this series if I'm bored, but there are many better books out there.