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For the greatest ‘Collector’ in the solar system it was a time for payback. No friend of Titan or Sol, Malcolm Greaves, presumed dead, has spent 10 years in virtual anonymity. Those in the know, knew. The tension and animosity between Titan, Sol and their ruling corporations fomented, barely contained. Now, compelled by a threat to his grandson, he must do what his aged and ravaged body deemed unlikely. Friend to none, he finds an unlikely ally and ultimate arbiter in the most unsuspected corner of Earth. This is the best one yet. Thoroughly satisfying.
The darkness rises one last time for Malcom Graves. With his daughter gone, however, Malcom will be damned if he's going to let his grandson pass before him. This coda to the Children of Titan series delivers on a human level that Rhett is famous for. For those who have stuck the journey out to the end, friends, it was well worth it.
Titan's Legacy is the 5th and final story in Rhett Bruno's marvelous Children of Titan series. A decade after Titan becomes an independent power in the Sol system, much has changed, but not enough. With the ending of the corporations, the silence of weapons - an uneasy peace coexists with continued hostilities between Titanborn and Earther. Behind the scenes, players long thought removed from the game reappear; some seeing restoration, some seeking vengeance, and one of their prime targets is Alann Trass, future King of Titan. He's Malcolm Graves grandson and Malcolm's mission now is to be Grandpa. But a threat to reignite the Earth-Titan war, and the kidnapping of Alann send the old Collector on one last mission. It's one last chance to tie up old loose ends, make amends, set right old wrongs, and give Alann and Titan, and Earth, a chance to do better. It's at times hard to read this-- the body count is sky-high, the old Collector ain't all he used to be, and the ending is bittersweet. Still, this is the fitting closure to a long tale of human ambition, human frailty, and human courage. Rhett Bruno's unfailing ability to balance the world-shattering and the mundane, the polemic and the personal, leaves me in awe. Again. This has been a voluntary ARC review.
Book 5 is the continuing story of man's expansion into the solar system. Before you pick up this title I highly recommend starting with book one and read the Chilren of Titan in order. The series follows a generation or two of humans fighting for the future. As much as I enjoyed this book, I can't imagine having read this book without the advantage of knowing and understanding the characters' motivations. Reading the previous books made this book more enjoyable but well written enough that it is not required. In the future, there is still the problem of us vs. them. There is still the problem of greed and absolute power corrupting absolutely. Brett shows us thru an exciting story with adventurous men how just a few men can make drastic changes in the direction man is heading. Both for good and bad. Fatally flawed characters learn, sometimes in the nick of time, how to change or even correct their flaws and mistakes. I recommend this series for any scifi reader, you will enjoy it. I was lucky enough to score this book as an ARC with no obligation. This is an honest review.
I received an ARC for my honest review. This is the final tale of a sci-fi series called the Children of Titan. But throughout the series we meet and live with Malcolm Graves, a Collector for the Pervenio Corp. When a meteor threatened to destroy all life on earth 300 years before, but didn't complete the process, a few corporations took charge, and Pervenio took brutal control of the human colony on Titan. This book is the thrilling conclusion of the Titan-born to regain their freedom. Rhett C. Bruno knows how to write of events both vast and human in scope. Space warfare, prison breaks, human retribution, and battles are here. This is a fitting tribute to the people of Titan, and of the earther, Malcolm Graves. His is the most personal of all the tales told here. Get the series, and be moved by this conclusion. (But other tales are there to be told, if the author so chooses....)
I wasn't sure when I started this series just how far I'd go with it. I was listening to the audio version voiced by the very talented RC Bray, so I knew it was going to at least be entertaining in that regard. I'm glad I stayed with it for the whole ride. The ending was fitting, though bittersweet. Charactor development was very good. I became quite invested in several of them. I'm sure that was due a great deal to Bray's talented efforts in reading life into them. I do wish there was another book or two coming. I can see an obvious continuation theme, but I feel satisfied with the conclusion, as written.
After the rebellion on Titan, and Kale Trass trying to crash an asteroid into Earth, we finally come to the end of the story. I had sort of forgotten about Malcolm Graves being such a major player in this series! I read this book with a sense of melancholy that things were coming to an end while still having a sense of curiosity as to what would happen! Great read! I received an advanced reader copy free and have voluntarily chosen to leave an honest review.
This was a free advance copy. I had read none of the previous books in this series, but had read some of Rhett C. Bruno’s other books. There is a short timeline in the front of the book, which I read, and it caught me up to date for this book. Didn’t really have any problems knowing what was happening in the book. Previous characters make an appearance, a little fill in is done so I had no problems knowing who they were. The main character was good, the plot had a couple of parts where maybe reading the previous books in the series would have helped. Nothing that really took away from this story. Writing style was very readable. I did not like the ending, but it did leave room for a sequel.