After touring the rural areas of Panga, Sibling Dex (a Tea Monk of some renown) and Mosscap (a robot sent on a quest to determine what humanity really needs) turn their attention to the villages and cities of the little moon they call home.
They hope to find the answers they seek, while making new friends, learning new concepts, and experiencing the entropic nature of the universe.
In a world where people have what they want, does having more even matter?
Mosscap and sibling Dex continue on their journey in this second installment of the Monk & Robot series. I enjoyed this book more than the last simply because you get a broader description of the world around them and because you get to know so much more about the characters. They continue to learn more about one another as well as getting to know more about themselves. Mosscap is ever so grateful for sibling Dex taking the time to show it around and helping it understand more about its reason for being. While on their journey, they meet amazing and understanding people willing to converse as well as help along the way. Mosscap has even acquired its very own belongings that it cherishes knowing it has never owned anything before. Although this book is a work of fiction, it has made me better understand our meaning of life and how we work ourselves in it with the creatures we share it with. It has even made me question the very things we say we “Need” in the world. Do we really need them? Can we just simply live more humbly reusing the things that have been? The book is such a eye opener. The writing continues to be ever so soothing and it is the perfect book to sit curled up in a blanket next to a fire. The descriptions are written so beautifully it almost makes you feel as you were there looking at the sunset or staring at the stars.
I am convinced that this series is going to be a favorite of mine. I can’t speak any more highly of this book without coming off as annoying. I recommend this series again to every reader, whether you’re a fan of Sci-fi, Romance or Fantasy. I know for a fact that you will love it as much as I do. This title will be available July 12, 2022 published by Tor Books. I want to say a huge thank you to Tor and Net-galley for providing me with an ARC.