Their support from the Pentaurus cluster dwindling fast, the Alliance faces new and unpleasant realities in the Sol sector. But untoward changes also bring unexpected opportunities… The ‘trick’ is in how you use them.
The Frontiers Saga continues at a good pace. This is another enjoyable book in the series as far as I am concerned. It starts right were the previous instalment left off and we are thrown straight into the action when the Alliance desperately tries to recover the jump capable ship that the Jung managed to capture and escape with…or at least so they thought.
The unfortunate events in the Pentaurus cluster, which I still is not too happy with story-wise, are of course also having unwanted repercussions on the activities on and around Earth and plans have to be changed even in the heat of battle.
This book wraps up quite a few of the loose ends from the previous books and advanced the story into a new part of the overall story arc. There are plenty of battles going on and finally one of the Earth ships get shields. Unfortunately the author could not resist shooting up the Aurora one more time. I am quite honestly getting a bit tired of this. I am also a bit concerned over how much they cannibalize their existing resources by expending or stripping everything from guns and Ghatazhak soldiers to anti-matter power cores from ships and stations in order to cope with the current situation.
As with the previous books this one is well written. Our familiar characters are back again a few more are added. I did like princess Deliza, the heir to prince Casimir. She definitely picked up her new role in life rather quickly. Captain Navarro, who now is a important character, was also a character to my liking. This time the main characters also managed to stay around, at least for the duration of this instalment.
During the course of the book a few more pieces of the story and the quest towards beating back the Jung fell in place despite the set backs and I am quite eager to read the last and final chapter in this part of the saga. According to the author there are to be four more parts and I certainly hope that he will be able to complete that rather ambitious plan.