Jean Johnson—the national bestselling author of the Sons of Destiny novels—returns to the world she introduced in A Soldier’s Duty with a terrible vision of the future...
Promoted in the field for courage and leadership under fire, Ia is now poised to become an officer in the Space Force Navy—once she undertakes her Academy training. But on a trip back home to Sanctuary, she finds the heavyworld colony being torn apart by religious conflict. Now Ia must prepare her family and followers to secure the galaxy’s survival. Her plan is to command a Blockade Patrol ship. Her goal, to save as many lives as she can. But at the Academy, she discovers an unexpected challenge: the one man who could disrupt those plans. The man whose future she cannot foresee...
A truly entertaining read
The start of the series
This picks up at a run from the previous story. The main character gets bumped up to an officer and switches branches, though only from the Marines to the Navy.
This winds up setting the pace for the rest of the story. The characters who are going to be lasting to the end of the series and will interact heavily with the main character are introduced in this book. It's a bold choice and breaks the normal pattern.
The books fly by at breakneck pace after this.