The latest entry in a hugely entertaining futuristic sci-fi series, Uroboros Saga (Book 5) by Arthur Walker (@ArthurHWalker) provides some answers to questions big and small, but — as has happened in every book — those answers tend to lead to more questions.
This tendency is helped along by the expanding nature of the plotline, as new characters and settings are introduced. Whereas Book 1 stuck mostly in and around the fictional city of Port Montaigne, by Book 5 the action takes place on Earth, Mars and the Moon’s Lunar Colony. There are hints of further expansion, too, farther out into space.
As for the characters, Mr. Walker’s vivid imagination has created some truly unique folks (although ‘unique’ is not exactly the right descriptive for the clones and cyborgs of several major characters that keep popping up). There are purpose-built drones like Brook and Ezra, and various species of really cool intelligent hybrid Metasapients — including bats, dogs, fish and bears — as well as humans, living machines and … well, whatever the members of the mysterious Cabal turn out to be.
As I wrote in my review of Book 4, discussing the merits of the latest book in a series can be difficult. If you’re already a fan, you’re going to keep reading. If you’re not a fan, and are looking ahead at reviews to get a sense of whether the Uroboros Saga is worth your time — and it really is, by the way — you don’t want major plot points to be spoiled.
Let me just say, as readers have become accustomed to with this series in Book 5 there are twists and turns, compelling characters, surprise revelations and lots of action. It’s a fun read that has me wondering: When does Book 6 come out?