Iain M. Banks: Consider Phlebas (EBook, 2009, Orbit) 3 stars

The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, …

A bit too action-packed for me

4 stars

The characters and worldbuilding, especially, in this book are excellent. However, basically every chapter is some sort of high-stakes battle or chase sequence. For me personally, that eventually got a bit taxing. If you're more into that kind of stuff, I'd heartily recommend it tho.