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The war with the Xanthic is, for now, won. Now comes the war between human alliances
Reviewed in the United States on April 13, 2020
After defeating the Xanthic, Frontier Security has regrouped around the Oasis Colony, patching and refitting the New Jersey. Frontier’s CEO, Veronica Rose, is back in her office, feeling very happy and secure. Or is that just a front? Her promise to the part of humanity now stuck in the Dawn Cluster is "Free Space" but that is an idea the CEO of Paragon Industries, Herwin Dirk and his aligned Private Military Companies (the “Daybreak Combine”), not to mention the pirates, don’t particularly like. It would clearly hurt their bottom line and desire to rule the entire cluster as tyrants.
Frontier needs partners to have any chance of winning the war that is clearly coming.
But other Private Military Companies (PMCs) are hesitant to align with Frontier knowing to do so would be disastrous if the pirates and evil Daybreak Combine overwhelm them. Then there is Hans Mittelman, a spy master on Frontier’s payroll who clearly has some personal interests in how the war plays out. He knows things he shouldn’t know and has spies in places his employer is unaware of. His character will keep you guessing how he will later influence the future of the entire Freedom System.
The Degenerate Empire is the new name for the alliance of pirates who have a “protection racket” established on many planets.
Daybreak Combine’s Herwin Dirk leads a group of PMCs military operations, countering Veronica Rose’s proclamations of Free Space throughout the Dawn Cluster with broadcasts of his own. War is coming, soon, and can Frontier and its limited allies prevail?
Meanwhile the United Nations and Colonies Fleet, with their formidable warships, opts to stay in the ‘cold’ regions to protect their own interests. Thatcher has a plan on how to bring them into play, but it won’t happen quickly. Can the promise of Free Space survive until reinforcements arrive? Will Herwin Dirk attack, perhaps with the aid of pirates?
Hang on as the ride gets rough, and this is just the beginning of what could be a long war.