Overlord, Book 5 of The Cyber Chronicles series, will keep your eyes glued to the pages. The book is filled with action, and details the universe’s politics in such a way that even someone like me, who isn’t too fond of politics, found it intriguing.
Tarl, an ex-cyber technician – now a smuggler with a death sentence on his head – has returned Sabre’s memories to him, but he is no longer the man Tassin knew and grew to love on Omega Five. His traumatic experiences on Myon Two have changed him, and not for the better, particularly in Tassin’s view, since he seems colder towards her now.
In Overlord, readers meet the Overlords, universal judges – and executioners – who enforce peace, sometimes by means of destroying entire planets. To gain one’s attention is generally considered a bad thing. Thankfully, they rarely involve themselves with issues that don’t affect entire planets, yet three of the seven take an interest in Sabre. One wants him as a romantic companion, one as a mentor and friend, and another wants him dead, thinking him an abomination.
Anyone who likes a good science fiction story minus the many technical terms most non-scientists are unable to understand will enjoy this book. I strongly suggest that you read the first four books in the series (the first is free) – although Overlord is readable as a standalone novel, the adventures and back story in the first four books are truly entertaining and, in my humble opinion, anyone who doesn’t read them first will be doing themselves a disservice.
(reviewed the day of purchase)