On Aurora, humanity's final outpost is heading for disaster
In 2080, the starship Exodus left Earth, carrying some 1600 people, to give humanity a second chance. Now, in 2245, the colonists are trying to build a future on distant Aurora. But the doomed world that sent them on their long voyage had turned authoritarian and repressive, leading a small group to form a plan to let those sent on the Exodus choose a different path.
While Kenneth Taylor struggles to accept his self-imposed silence even on the new world, Thomas Dunn is slowly subverting the colonial administration. Governor George Havelar, on the other hand, plans to make sure the mistakes of the past are not repeated as he proposes a radical plan for human expansion. In the north a simmering discontent is threatening to break up the unity of the human settlement on Aurora, and former scramjet pilot Tina Hammer realizes she cannot stay out of the conflict. And Maria Solis, torn between loyalty to her father's faction and her own desires, is suddenly being forced into the conflict as she witnesses a terrible crime.
With an entire planet to discover, tensions rise as opposing forces work their plans. While the leadership of the colony tries to affirm its control, others are working to regain lost liberties.
Will humanity's final outpost survive the confrontation, or succumb to destruction?
I found the book to be consistent with human nature and look forward to reading the last book in the series. There are unanswered questions about Lifebringer and whether these are all starships from earth. I am unable to download “Alive” which may answer these questions. I like the writing and the suspense.
I enjoyed this book.
This is a good book. It’s a little hard to keep up with so many characters but it pays off in the end.