It began with a terrible vision of the future. Compelled by her precognitive abilities, Ia must somehow save her home galaxy long after she’s gone. Now Jean Johnson presents the long-awaited epic conclusion to her national bestselling military science fiction series…
With their new ship claimed and new crewmembers being collected, Ia’s Damned are ready and willing to re-enter the fight against the vicious, hungry forces of their Salik foes. But shortly after they board the Damnation to return to battle, a new threat emerges. After several centuries of silence, the Greys are back, and the Alliance must now combat both a rapacious, sadistic enemy, and a terrifying, technologically superior foe.
Ia has asked nothing of her crew that she herself has not been willing to give. But with two wars to bring to an end—and time running out—Ia must make and execute the most terrible choice of all…
The series pays off
This is the payoff to the series.
The choice to have the main character be a precognitive and to have her not show up for in the future of the universe due to her own choices is a good one, and narratively necessary.
I must commend the way that precognition winds up working, and the choices the author made.
The series does feel rushed. There are a series of mildly irritating scientific errors (c^2 is not a speed, but a conversion factor from mass to energy, the units are wrong). And I wished there were other precognitives, either on her or on the other side, but the series stands up well.