The cast of characters in Hellhole come off almost Shakespearean in their depth, every one with a particular part to play and so intricately created that the story would suffer without each personality. Dreams are destroyed, lives reborn, lovers lost and revenge is plotted as each twist of the plot lends to the beauty of the larger picture.
Hellhole does its best in offering something for everyone, and, despite having just a glimmer of their previous efforts in this current work, Herbert and Anderson have created an all new playground in the stars for the science fiction family.
Advertised as an “All New Epic,” there are obviously sequels in the works. So don’t pick up this novel thinking you are going to get a brief beautiful kiss of Sci/Fi and walk away. This “Epic” is going to be a tempestuous love affair and you will agonize till the next time you look upon the face of Hellhole.