The Architect of Aeons (Count to the Eschaton Sequence #4) ★★★☆ ½

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Title: The Architect of Aeons
Series: Count to the Eschaton Sequence #4
Author: John Wright
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Genre: SF
Pages: 397
Format: Digital Edition



The Hyades emmissary makes it to earth. Since Montrose and Azarchel were both exiled to the outer limits of the Solar System, they couldn’t participate. They do come back, learn that the Hyades simply vacuumed up all the humanity they wanted and sent them to colonize uninhabitable planets.

Earth, the moon and Jupiter are all now planet brains. Montrose and Azarchel go their separate ways, do their separate thing, plot and counterplot until it is time for Rania to return. Passing thousands of years in sleep or otherwise, we see humanity change, morph, mature and just begin to take their place in the larger cosmos.

The book ends right before Rania is supposed to return. So there is at least one more book. Bugger that!


My Thoughts:

I enjoyed this much more than the previous book. The time skips become huge, sometimes 10’s of thousands of years. So I just wasn’t as invested in the story, hence it made it easier to just coast along.

Honestly, the whole “will Humanity be free or be slaves” thing going on between Montrose and Azarchel is getting a bit boring. You can only upgrade humanity so many times before it loses its “oomph”. And how come Montrose and Azarchel keep being smarter than even living planets? It doesn’t make sense, no matter how much Wright starts bringing in “alternate Monument data” and other such rubbish.

This is Empty Calorie Science Fiction. There is nothing wrong with it, as long as you know you are getting that. I was under the impression that this was the final book so I was a bit pissed off when I reached the end and bam, Rania hasn’t returned and there was still no resolution. But unlike the previous book, I wasn’t bored. So take from that what you will.

★★★☆ ½


  1. Count to a Trillion
  2. The Hermetic Millennia
  3. The Judge of Ages

12 thoughts on “The Architect of Aeons (Count to the Eschaton Sequence #4) ★★★☆ ½

  1. Manuel Antao says:

    Empty calorie sf…loved the concept. I’ve got other names for it…

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  2. Definitely nothing wrong with “Empty Calorie Science Fiction”! In fact, sometimes I seek it out, to give me a break from heavier SFF.

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  3. Empty calories can be acceptable now and then but… you thought the last packet of cheese-flavored chips was finished and you were ready to tackle a nice salad for a change and… darn! You’re forced to buy another packet of said chips… Too bad! 😀

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  4. I’m planning to write a story with time-jumps, so I’m curious how they were written here. If it were a TV show, there would be big white letters on the screen saying “Ten Thousand Years Later…”, but how did the author handle it in this book?

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  5. Ahh “Empty Calorie Science Fiction”- that’s such a good term for it!! Great review!

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  6. Wow. Empty calorie science fiction. That is brilliant! Might end up stealing that concept for future reviews. 😀

    The whole time jump (10s of thousands of years?) sounds really bad… The only other book I’ve read so far that does huge leaps like that was The Foundation… Must be ballsy to even try such a thing.


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