Sirantha Jax has the J-gene, which permits her to “jump” faster-than-light ships through grimspace. She loves nothing more than that rush, but the star roads have to wait…
Her final mission takes her to La’heng, a planet subjugated during first contact. Since then, the La’hengrin homeworld has been occupied by foreign conquerors.
All that’s about to change.
Now, as part of a grassroots resistance, Jax means to liberate the La’hengrin. But political intrigue and guerrilla warfare are new to her, and this will be the most dangerous game she’s ever played—spies and conspiracies, a war of weapons and hearts, and not everyone is guaranteed to make it out alive...
In the strong sixth and final Grimspace novel (after Aftermath), a mature Sirantha Jax serves as second in command in the lengthy liberation of the La'hengrin, enslaved after human atmospheric biowarfare rendered them compliant. Adaptive physiology continued the La'hengrin's servitude throughout generations; now the Nicuan occupy La'heng and refuse to allow distribution of the cure that would free its people. Loras, first recipient of the cure, toughens as a rebel leader forced to make increasingly painful decisions. Jax and long-lived Ithorian pilot Vel, her very close friend, fight in the field but also infiltrate the Nicuan power structure with help from an intriguing political supercouple. The personal mostly takes a backseat to the futuristic guerrilla warfare, but Jax and Vel's unusual relationship forces confrontations about trust between Jax and March, her telepathic warrior lover. In turn March helps his nephew, Sasha, hone his telekinetic powers while coping with the teen's desire to join the rebels. Series fans will find all the loose ends neatly tied off in a satisfying story.
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