I am rating this a 2.5 but I think this is a solid debut and translation and I am not likely the target audience. I was intrigued by the first impression. I did not know the length of the book until my ARC arrived and it made me hesitate but I love long books so I was hopeful.
I think several things went wrong for me. I don’t often read science fiction and when I do, they tend to be tightly packed with action like Red Riding or the Illuminae files or tightly worded like the fiction of Hugh Howey. The other thing is I read “Vagabonds” during the quarantine and it was not the escapism my mind is needing. The last thing that went wrong was the slow introduction to characters, but I think that is related to me wanting more action.