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The descendants of a fourth Earth colony ship, Destiny, successfully establish a foothold in unoccupied space. Naiad, the home world, is a frozen ball, but the colonists persevere and expand through wormholes to remote systems.

Navigating the time-space anomalies requires Axis-ships. The expensive vessels are constructed by corporations, and remote worlds are claimed by the companies for their valuable ores and gases.

The corporations and Naiads are at odds with each other, and their lives are made more complicated by the arrival of strangers in an alien ship.

To understand the nature of the unusual vessel coasting toward Beta Two, the director of operations orders the kidnapping of specialists from other mining worlds. Entire families are scooped up, but two siblings, Escher and Allie, evade capture.

Hiding deep below the domes’ surfaces, the siblings are befriended by the orphans of miners. The young mickies don’t possess identification chips or cids, which would identify them as citizens.

The gang of mickies and the siblings strike a deal to help each other. Each group is determined to reach Naiad. The mickies seek citizen status and freedom, and Escher and Allie want help rescuing their parents.

The beleaguered group’s hastily derived plans bury them in criminal complications. When all appears lost, a second alien vessel exits the dark. The hull is similar to the ship at Beta Two, and these strangers seek their enemies.

©2021 Hannon Books, Inc. (P)2021 Hannon Books, Inc.

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  • tosbanzai
  • 26-10-2021

Hmmmmm

I’m kind of on the fence about this one. I’ve read all the Silver Ships and Pyreans books so I had to check this series out. I did enjoy it but was also disappointed. The “anomalies” are barely touched on and the most intriguing thing mentioned in the book. Imagine if the Pyrean books never talked about the domes other than they get used to travel? Yikes. I did like the characters for the most part and the story was interesting, I’m just miffed about how little some of the most interesting parts of the new world building was touched on. I’m also not happy about the main story conflict between the SADE factions and the other story conflict about the corporate/homeworld clashing. They’re both heavily black & white with the antagonists being cartoonishly villainous. I hope the next books in the series have more contemplative plot lines and characters, especially the baddies. Not just the Irredeemable Arch Baddie, wicked goons and impressionable wannabe convert baddies that become the good guys, a formula that seems to happen in every single book. It’s not a bad formula by any means, it just gets a bit tiring when there’s no variation. Seems like these books can be 60% template-generated at this point. I’d still probably read them lol. I wonder how long this series has been authored by a SADE while SH Jucha is on permanent vacation in Bali.

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  • Michael
  • 12-10-2021

Needs something

I am a Silver Ship junky, I love the first 10 books it went down from there and got worse when the Narrator changed. I think you need to bring Alex back maybe as a SAGE.

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  • frustrated
  • 06-10-2021

Truly in the Silver Ships Family

This is tied nicely in my opinion to the Silver Ships series. I enjoyed the early hints and thereafter the direct ties.

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  • Craig
  • 30-09-2021

Great Story !!!

I'm a confirmed fan of this new series and I am looking forward to the next book. SH Jucha writes so well as he builds his story lines. I highly recommend this book to others!!!

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  • Robert
  • 26-09-2021

Thanks

In our short conversation with being human there are many experiences of all sorts. As usual, when Mr. Jucha writes a story he brings great joy into this experience.
Even though I am past the 70 mark, and supposedly have learned patients, I can’t wait for his next story.

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