SFBook has published the first review of The Middle Kingdom, the first novel in the main story of Chung Kuo and third volume of the series.
From the review:
The writing is, as ever, quite exceptional […] Elegant with an almost poetic edge […] a powerful vision of a wonderfully rich dystopia […] Chung Kuo is fast becoming a contender for the dictionary definition of ‘epic’, grand in scope and powerful in vision…”
Couldn’t have said it better myself. Head on over to read the full spoiler-free review, and start counting down the days until the release!