Eyes of the Void was a nice palette cleanser after Project Hail Mary. Nothing spectacular, but quick, easy-to-read, and not so poorly written that it makes me want to never read sci-fi again. The story picks up right where the first book in the series left off and it gets moving a bit more quickly than Shards of Earth does. This one started dragging a bit at parts as one of the characters started learning the secrets of “Unspace”, the in-universe way that humanity travels across vast distances, but otherwise it was a really solid read. The action sequences were strong, and the pacing was great, outside of the unspace slog in the last 20% of the book.
My reading queue doesn’t have any sci-fi in it for a while. This was a good place to leave that part of my brain for a while.