I had such high hopes for this trilogy after Infoquake, but Geosynchron really fell short of my expectations. Edelman, as always, does a great job building his highly believable technological world, but his characters are less believable. In fact, they’ve been getting less believable with every new book.
The series started off strongly character-driven, but Natch’s tortured melancholy and humanitarian turnaround just made him rather flat. I found myself rooting for Petruccio Patel, for goodness’ sake, for lack of a more compelling protagonist.
As for the ending–I’m hoping Serr Vigal was right and it was all an alternate reality within an alternate reality. In any case, fanfiction writers can have at it, with an ambiguous ending like that.
I’ll tackle this in more detail when the disillusionment begins to fade.