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- Print Length: 257 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1534634592
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- Publication Date: May 27, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01G2SJGA8
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Overall, I loved this story! As Perun is the seat of "imperial" power, more of the power division between the alliance forces and imperial forces is revealed. Marchenko gets an update on her daughter's status, and hints are given that the Starseers may be planning something more elaborate than simply surviving. Marchenko's eavesdropping reveals more info on the orb and also a possible future threat.
The book also includes a novella which elaborates on the journey after Perun. Written from Leonidas' perspective, it provides a more emotional understanding of Leonidas. Leonidas also realizes something that may effect the remaining journey.
Meanwhile, she's starting to see Leonidas as more than just her enemy or the guy who hitched a ride on her ship. Having seen the darker side of war, he's all too aware of how fragile the new government is. (Honestly, I'm not all that impressed with the Alliance's peacekeeping. Sure, they're just pulling themselves up after a rough couple of years, but the freedom they won came at a steep price and it's the people who are paying for it.)
I'm loving Leonidas's strong adherence to doing the right thing. I'm not entirely sold on Alejandro and his mission. Actually, it's not his mission, so much, as what he's willing to do to complete it. Speaking of which, Leonidas has his own mysterious quest he mentioned but hasn't given any detail on. I am CURIOUS about it.
Things are getting even more tangled for Alisa and her crew and book 3 is moving them into dangerous territory. I can't wait!
-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
In this book, the crew return to Perun looking for Alisa’s lost daughter, as well as dealing with the artefact that Alejandro has with him. Without giving away major spoilers, it is easy to say that things do not go according to plan when they hit the planet.
Perun is Empire controlled, and as such Alisa a former ‘Alliance’ pilot, is not welcome, even though it is home to her.
From there, things only get worse. She finds that her daughter has been taken by Starseers.
This leads to the rest of the story, which of course is part frantic search for her daughter, and part Alejandro trying to sort out his orb.
As I have said previously in other reviews, Buroker uses these stories to really explore the futility of war, the ramifications of what happens when a regime falls, and there is an unprepared victor there to take it, without the funding, military, food or resources to look after an entire system. It has led to Piracy, corruption and chaos. Even remnants of the Empire have lost order.
Buroker has written a brilliant and exceptional Universe, immersing us in a shattered future. Her characters, are well written, giving us an insight into this future. Alisa not only takes us through this future, but her sarcasm and wit take the edge off some aspects of the story. Her interactions with Leonidas give this story an edge over other stories at times, being reminiscent of Firefly, and similar genres. The interactions between Mica and Beck are also highly entertaining, making the dialogue in this story not only amusing, but very easy to read. This does not degrade from the story, but really adds to the realism and feel of the crew. As they travel together the bond between them grows, and so does the banter.
This is an exceptional book, Buroker is a brilliant author and if you like Mil Sci-Fi stories with a good sense of humour, especially if you have an interest in Firefly, this is definitely for you.