Eyes of Tomorrow: A quite read worthy book.

Eyes of Tomorrow
Shadow of Terra, #3
– by Glynn Stewart 
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ out of 5 stars

An ancient power unleashed from its prison.
Fleets summoned by oaths old and new alike.
A rising tide of war that may consume the galaxy!

Captain Morgan Casimir’s mission to stop a war has ended in a nightmare. In the heart of an ignored nebula, trapped behind a ring of newborn stars, she has awoken a creature of another time: the horde of biological starships who call themselves the Infinite.

Fifty thousand years ago, the Infinite drove the galaxy’s Alavan Precursors to a grave mistake that destroyed all that was. Unleashed once more by the very people Morgan Casimir sought to stop, the Infinite now threaten an entirely new era. The only thing standing in their way is a fragile alliance of old enemies, determined to keep them contained in the Astoroko Nebula.

But when that ancient prison fails, the galaxy must stand together—or watch the beginning of a golden age dissolve into apocalypse…

It has been quite an enjoyable ride although I have to confess that the first two trilogies was the best ones as far as I am concerned. In this, the third one, the series wanders away from the character that gave the series its name and focuses almost entirely on Morgan Casimir and I have to say that I miss the Duchess. She was not really present at all in this book.

This is the 3rd book in the Shadow of Terra series and the 9th book in the Duchy of Terra universe and, according to the author the last one, at least for now.

Most of the books in the Duchy universe have been four or five star material. This one is a four star one.

It is a decent enough end of the trilogy and I guess of the entire Duchy of Terra series as well. No matter how much you want a series to go on and on it is always best to end a series, or at least pause it, before it outstays its welcome.

As with other books in this series it is very well written, the characters are great and so is the action.

I have to say that I was never really sure if I personally liked the premise of this trilogy though. Living ships hundreds of thousands of kilometres long really felt a bit over the top for me. Then of course the fact that “our side” is constantly and massively outgunned also never sits that well with me but then, that is more of a personal taste than anything else.

I quite liked the mystery of these aliens and the research and detective work that finally brought us to the conclusion. A conclusion that was pretty good as well I might say.

The bickering between the two core powers and potential allies, the constant stalling and usual “we believe the threat is that bad” bullshit was a bit tiresome though.

Anyway, as I wrote, it was a quite read worthy book and a good ending to the Duchy of Terra series.

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