One last mission. One mysterious passenger. One baffling destination. After centuries of travel, an ancient log buoy finally reaches human-controlled space. In the midst of a stalemated interstellar war, the Admiralty has little interest in wasting resources on what would likely be a fruitless search for the truth, but someone was able to convince them they could afford to send an old, obsolete frigate soon destined for the scrapyard, on this quest. Pulled from her patrol route, Siobhan Dunmoore is ordered to take an envoy aboard Stingray and sail into a poorly charted and virtually unexplored region of the galaxy hidden behind interstellar dust clouds. Along the way, she'll come to the attention of an old enemy, now also relegated to the fringes of the war, turning a voyage of discovery into a race against time and against each other. Though her troubles quickly multiply, Dunmoore has faced worse odds. She's determined to bring Stingray home with its honor intact, and few are brave enough to bet against her, not even their old Shrehari foes.
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Really enjoyable read.
Loved the story. The crew of the Stingray had been tested in the previous book. This book opened with a new adventure that did not disappoint me. The most enjoyable thing about the book was that the author was able to convey the deep love that sailors have for their ships. Having served on 4 military vessels in my life time the emotional response of Capt. Dunmoore and her crew to the final fate of the Stingray was well written.
I enjoyed all three of the Siobhan Dunmore books and strongly recommend Eric Thomson to those seeking a fresh author to tingle their sci-fi senses. Mr. Thomson has created an excellent universe, understanding that life brings conflict, and success is not the absence of conflict, nor the triumph over an opponent, but the way you conduct yourself, accepting that there are standards of behavior for honorable people, even through disagreements. Siobhan, despite every incentive, never loses her honor, or her self respect, and that, plus some old fashioned luck, insures her success!
Like stars in heaven
Great read. Sgt. Rex Moore 173 Infantry 1970 Vietnam Nam.