Acclaimed author Jessie Mihalik returns with the thrilling conclusion to her Starlight’s Shadow trilogy. An intergalactic thief must join forces with the charming teleporter who stole her last job—and may now be her only hope for saving her former crew.
As a recovery specialist, Lexi Bowen’s jobs typically require more trickery and thievery than honest work. Her former captain might not approve of her flexible morals, but stealing artifacts for rich assholes pays the bills, and Lexi’s had enough of war and death. The FHP left her to die once; she doesn’t plan to give them a chance to finish the job.
Unfortunately, her latest contract takes her to Valovia itself—and right back into the orbit of Nilo Shoren, a Valovian teleporter who already cost her one payday and nearly stole her heart.
Armored against his clever charm, Lexi plans to get in, get the job done, and get out. But when her former crew goes missing in Valovian space, Lexi will have to work with Nilo to figure out what happened—and stop it—before the galaxy’s two superpowers can use the disappearance as an excuse to return to war.
Mihalik sticks the landing in the fast and fun final installment to her Starlight's Shadow trilogy (after Eclipse the Moon). Recovery specialist (read: thief) Lexi Bowen arrives on Valovia for what she thinks is a run-of-the-mill retrieval job, only to learn she's been set up. With her life imperiled by the Empress of Valovan, the last person she expects to come to her aid is Nilo Shoren, a former crewmember of the Starlight's Shadow who betrayed her earlier in the series. Eager to avoid getting hurt again, Lexi wants nothing more than to get away from Nilo and off Valovia, but with the empress's Sun Guardians, elite soldiers with terrifying capabilities, on the hunt, the pair must go into hiding together. Then Lexi and Nico receive news from the Starlight's Shadow that sends them running right into more danger to save the lives of the crew they both care about so much. Mihalik effortlessly balances fast-paced action with palpable tension—and chemistry—between Lexi and Nilo. Fans won't want to miss this exhilarating conclusion.
Great wrap up to the series
Great wrap up to the series, really loved the district tone differences in the three books, and the fantastic world building.
Delightful as always
Lexi is a fun and compelling new character, a great new installment in the series - may there be many more to come!