This book gives great satisfaction! If you’ve read the other six books, you know what Fleet Admiral Streth has been building towards and it comes in spades this time.
The Hocklyns are going to get what’s coming to them. I really like the authors attitude towards the Hocklyns and that is no mercy. Although the destruction of the Federation of Planets which was Fleet Admiral Streth’s home ocurred over 400 years ago (remember Streth went into cryosleep for that long), it is still time to utterly obliterate the Hocklyns.
There is a lot of fighting in this book and with a lot of new human starships, you have to pay attention to what’s going on. You should also wonder what’s going to happen to the “Special Five” which is a pretty stupid name given to Jeremy and his friends. I wonder if one or more of them will make it through the completion of this book. You’ll need to read it to find because I’m not telling!
Now, I have a few questions for the author.
1) What happened to the fierce and deadly sleeping Hocklyns? Remember how the High Leader was going to wake these guys that numbered in the thousands? They were supposed to be so bad that once awaken, they might have taken over the entire galaxy. Yet, they never got awaken and never became a threat even when the Hocklyn Empire was definitely on the ropes.
2) With all their advanced technology, why can’t somebody build a computer terminal/ workstation on a starship that doesn’t explode?
3) If it only takes two years to get to the next galaxy, why didn’t the humans just packup and move everyone while they had time? Seems like they wasted a lot of time building warships instead of intergalaxtic ships while the Hocklyns didn’t even know where Earth actually was. Of coures this would have negated a great series so this question is kind of stupid.
Still, this was a great series even if it seemed to switch gears during the telling. As I said in my review of the very first book, this was a series that science fiction reader just loves. A landing on the Moon only to discover a crashed starship from an obvious advanced civilization.
Start reading the series from front to back. You won’t be dissapointed. And, it might just continue!