I was so excited about Children of the Sky that I went back and re-read a previous book in the series, A Fire Upon the Deep. That may have been a mistake, as the scope of AFUtD is galaxy-spanning and I kept waiting for CotS to match that. CotS is, instead, a novel of political intrigue within a small community and I frankly got bogged down in all the machinations and wanted to get back to the grand space battle that cliff-hangered from the last book. And, spoiler-alert, it never comes.
FuzzyCo grade: B