Continues the adventures first started in the FirstLight chronicles. The galaxy has moved on, new villains, new plots and twists. Where are we going with this story? I don't know, but so far it's a hell of a ride and I'm in for the duration.
Read this in a couple of days. One of those stories that you just can't put down. The characters aren't "goody-two shoes", they can be just as nasty as the bad guys. This makes it easier to identify with them. The story is fast paced and pulls the reader along. Excellent.
This is the central book. The characters come together, or attempt to. New characters are introduced and information on the background to the story's setting is given.
It's been said that this is more of the same, that the descriptions of things are overly long. I can see where that is coming from, however I feel that the main characters are developing constantly. They don't always do what I expect, or even want. The descriptions tend to give the impression of how that character is handling that situation. So it's not, for me at least, necessarily a bad thing.
A good addition to the Spinward Fringe series.