Song of Darkness – More of the same which is good.

Song of Darkness (Backyard, Starship, #12).
By J.N. Chaney and  Terry Maggert.
My rating ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ out of 5 stars.

Helem Gauss is gone, but his legacy lives on.

Calamity, the digital plague, is spreading, and where it strikes is both ruthless and random. Fearful of the Earth being ravaged, Van and the crew go on high alert to keep his homeworld free of galactic influence.

But that vision is shattered when Tony Burgess captures an alien ship. . . in Wisconsin. And the ship isn’t just a stray workboat. It’s the opening ploy of a group who sees humanity as a business opportunity too big to pass up.

Advancing in rank, Van is faced torn between two duties—to his crew, and to his home. Since he isn’t willing to give up the safety of either, he’ll have to find a third way. Unfortunately for the forces against him, that path will include violence.

Well, this is going to be a short review since this book, the 12th instalment in the series, is really more of the same which, in this case, is not a bad thing.

The same bantering, ass-kicking, lovable characters and so on and so forth.

Of course the story advances and so does Van and his mixed band of adventurers. The book continues the story from the last book and honestly, that is probably the one gripe I have with this book. I am not too thrilled about this digital plague / virus story arc. I became even less thrilled with it when the author(s) dragged in scientific nonsense a’ la Hollywood using a game console (what the f…?) to protect against the virus since it was supposedly so primitive that it could not be infected.

Also what f… game console costs “almost nine grands”?

There was a rather interesting twist concerning the virus though that I hope gets explored in the next book. Actually I hope the entire virus story arc gets resolved in the next book.

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