The cover for this Open Media edition of Greg Keyes‘ Footsteps in the Sky was so fascinating that I requested it without actually knowing what the story was about. In some future, humans have left earth in search for other inhabitable places. A group of Hopi end up on Fifth World, a planet that seems almost too ready for habitation. After a while with internal struggles, the original ‘owners’ of the planet show up.
While the premise was fascinating I had a hard time focussing on the story. The characters never felt alive to me and I had to force myself to pick it up. When finally reading it was nice, but was missing something special. Thinking of everything else I have still to read, I wouldn’t immediately pick up more books by Greg Keyes.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!