" This is a book about Jason Worthing, the world he came from, and his descendants, told in three parts (a compilation of previously published work by Card and a few previously unpublished stories). The first part, The Worthing Chronicle, is a novel by itself - and I found it interesting but a little hard to trudge through (it took me a week to read 280 pages). I really enjoyed the second part, Tales From the Capitol, which explores the backgrounds of some characters met in The Worthing Chronicle and delves further into the world Worthing escaped. The final part, Tales From the Forest of Waters, consists of three alternate versions of stories told in The Worthing Chronicle, and by this point I couldn't wait for the book to be over. I didn't really enjoy the first two and while the third redeemed the section, it still wasn't as compelling as the Capitol stories. "
— Britney, 2/16/2014