Top positive review
An action-packed start to a fun series!
Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2021
The peaceful Engel star system (consisting of four home worlds rotating around twin suns with satellite worlds, outposts and stations) had recently experienced minor alien hit-and-run incursions, which suddenly turned into an all-out invasion by thousands of hostile ships uncloaking on their doorstep. Darien, the leader of the enemy force, had a vendetta against Captain Brynn Jameson of the survey ship Yellowjacket, which fueled his desire to conquer the Engel system. With his vastly superior force, Darien easily isolated and overwhelmed Brynn’s ship, causing it to crash on the small mining planet Paav, sparsely inhabited by an intelligent spider-like race, and numerous species of large hungry, hostile creatures. The crew needed to enlist the help of the inhabitants to find replacement fuel, effect repairs and rejoin the battle ASAP. Can Brynn and his crew of less than two dozen possibly survive to get the needed repairs and even hope to be any sort of deterrent to Darien’s forces?
I have read and enjoyed over 20 books by this fantastic author team. Their stories are well-written, with believable, deeply developed characters and lots of action to keep me engrossed, not wanting to stop reading until the end. I read for escape and entertainment, so I am not put off by heroes surviving overwhelming odds and seeming to not run out of ammo in a fight, or by violating some rules of physics. It’s all make-believe!! Fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride! I received an ARC – this review is my honest opinion. I also purchased a copy on release to support this great team. I’m looking forward to the rest of this fun series!