The legacy of a centuries-old mystery. Disturbing encounters with unknown ships. Three great superpowers manoeuvre against each other. But are their destinies their own, or are they merely the puppets of some greater power? Since the loss of the Prism system in 3300, Lady Kahina Tijani Loren has operated on the fringes of Imperial society. Led by clues from a woman once thought dead, she is drawn into a conspiracy at the heart of humanity. To uncover the truth she must contend with dangerous enemies, navigate murky political waters, and – with the help of her friends – uncover the secret of the Formidine Rift. Premonition is the new story set in the Elite: Dangerous galaxy, shaped by player actions in the game.
I’m really not in love with the protagonist of this book as much as the author seems to be. From the start we have two powerful people discussing how they hate the protagonist, Salome, and how she vested and utterly ruined them. Cut to her pilot and he goes into detail about how beautiful, strong, persuasive, and intelligent she is as well how she’s highly proficient in hand to hand combat as well as blade mastery and how everyone she meets rallies to her cause. It’s painful. However the author makes up for it a little by offering really nice descriptions of things that aren’t his main character. So there’s that. If you’re looking for a book about relatable and interesting characters I suggest going somewhere else, Salome is about as deep as a mud puddle.