The hour is grim for the Empire, which has split into opposing sides. Civil War rages between Queen Kalila Akira and Steward Caerwyn Martel. As all Imperial forces are dragged into the conflict, threatening to destroy the once mighty Imperial fleet, enemies abroad have their sights set on the juicy, and ever more defenseless, human worlds. Rotham invasion seems imminent and unstoppable.
Summers and the Nighthawk race against Blackmoth and Tristan, each hoping to reach Zander first, and get to his stockpile of isotome weapons. Meanwhile Raidan has underhanded plans.
Calvin and his team venture into Rotham space to spy on the enemy. It is vital that they collect intelligence on the Rotham fleet and get it back to the queen so she can stop any Rotham invasion. But, unbeknownst to them, one member of the team is a traitor, and has put them all in grave danger.
In the deepest regions of Forbidden Space, whispers abound that the Dread Fleet has awoken, charged with the purpose of purging the galaxy, and bringing to pass the Final Darkness.
I was getting a little skittish towards the end. Shouldn’t have worried. Brilliant.
Just finished but a bit sad
This was as ever another great addition to the series.
I have waited a very long time for this book. Which was reported to be the last book in the series. It isn't and there is another book after this one. I felt a bit cheated by the ending. I'm really hopeful the next book doesn't take as long as this one to arrive.
As for the story and content, it really is excellent. But sadly doesn't complete the story.