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Odyssey One: Homeworld – Probably the best book I have read this year

HomeworldHomeworld (Odyssey One, #3) by Evan C. Currie
My rating: 10 out of 10 stars

The consequences of Earth’s exploration of the Galaxy come home to roost when the Drasin track a human ship back to Earth. Mounting a desperate defense, the crew of the NAC spacecraft Odyssey, their allies, and the people of Earth face an overwhelming force of invading alien ships wielding terrible power. Doomed from the start, but with nowhere to retreat, Captain Eric Weston commits his ship to the defense of the human race even as the human outposts in Sol system fall one by one before the unrelenting Drasin onslaught.

A first-rate military science fiction epic that combines old-school space opera and modern storytelling, Homeworld: Odyssey One, the third installment of the Odyssey One series, brings the riveting, exhilarating, hard-pressed action to Earth, with devastating consequences.

Evan C. Currie is one of my top three favourite authors when it comes to Science Fiction. When I buy a book from Evan C. Currie I expect a great story, interesting characters, good action and believable science fiction (especially the space battles). This book do not disappoint in any of this. On the contrary, it excels. It is probably the best science fiction book that I have read so far this year.

The adventures of Odyssey One and Captain Eric Stanton Weston continues from the previous book. As the book blurb states, the Drasin finds the human homeworld and the resultant battles are quite spectacular. Underneath all the action and space battles there is of course a red thread and it involves both the Drasin and the Priminae. For one thing the Drasin are not acting by themselves. They are controlled. Or so the ones that “controlled” them thought. 

The ending is somewhat spectacular, even apocalyptic. When I closed the book I was not sure exactly what I felt. Was it a feeling of despair and some depression or was it a feeling of “wow let’s go and get the bastards now”? I was indeed thinking it would go in another direction all the way up until the last chapter. When I realised that it would not I really felt a “come on you are not really doing THAT are you”. Then he did. At this point I was not a happy puppy. Then in the last few pages we get a few revelations that pretty much turned around my feeling and now I am really, and I mean REALLY, looking forward to the next book.

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