My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Well it’s time. It’s here. Finally, the last chapter in the Themis Files landed. And I’m kinda sad we won’t get anymore Vincent 😦
I’m getting ahead of myself-
Only Human being the third book in the series picked up after the serious cliffhanger we’d been left with in Waking Gods. We followed the present story through interviews which reflected into the past, and we also followed the past itself, which was kinda cool as we got to see if our characters perceptions in their interviews about what happened matched up with the truth of what happened.
The plot mainly centred between Vincent and his daughter and even though Rose was there, she felt more background in this book than in the previous two books. We got to see more of the alien world which was kinda cool as this had been speculation before, and we were introduced to old characters and what they were doing.
I missed the Interviewer 😦 He was one of my favourites.
You could really see Neuvel’s passion for Star Wars coming through with the number of references he had Vincent and others say, along with other sparks of pop culture. It definitely added another layer to these stories. And as I am an avid follower of Neuvel on Instagram, (Littered with Star Wars figures and even his cat is called Jyn) it was a nice part of him to insert into this series for the readers to see.
It wasn’t as good as Waking Gods to me as one, (this really isn’t a fault but it’s one of the reasons that make the other two so great) there was no cliffhanger as it was a wrap up and two it didn’t pack as much punch as the second one. I mean my heart was in my mouth when the robot was in London, god damn. It was a lot more political this time, and spending time on the alien planet. It’s like a typical mystery – the more you know about the unknown the less questions you have, the less anticipation and build you get.
I still love this series, it’s one of the best sci fi’s I’ve read in a long time, and I do encourage everyone to read it.