Genre: Science Fiction
Age Category: Adult
Type of romance: MF
After failing to catch up with her daughter Jelena so many times, Alisa’s optimism is battered, but her determination has never waned. She, Leonidas, and their eclectic crew are hunting down a Starseer research station in the heart of the Kir Asteroid belt—Jelena’s supposed location. Alisa vows that she will find her daughter if she has to search a million asteroids to do so.
But Jelena and her close friend, Prince Thorian, have attracted the interest of many factions, and the Star Nomad isn’t the only ship on the hunt…
This is the seventh book in the Fallen Empire series and it was a pretty good one. This one almost solely focuses on Alisa finding her daughter. They go to the place where they last heard the children where, but run into some complications along the way, ofcourse nothing could ever be that simple. I liked seeing the story progress and the way the ending set’s the stage for the next and last book.
This book works on some of the plot lines that were going on from the first book. Namely Alisa’s journey to find her daughter, the search for the staff and Leonidas’ struggles and his romance with Alisa. This book progresses all of those, some more than others and it was a strong addition to the series. I did find the part with the androids later on in the book a bit dull as it felt like a way to lengthen the book and it wasn’t as interesting to read about. But the rest of the book was all great to read.
I liked that Alisa finally has some combat armor and gets in the middle of some battles in this one. She is still figuring out how it works, so that give some funny scenes and also some action packed ones where she has to use her armor’s functions in the mists of battle. I liked how her armor gave her an even more prominent role in the battle and she could actually do more.
I liked seeing how Alisa dealt with the things that happen in this book. And there are some great scenes with her and I felt like this book really showed her personality. Her love for her daughter and the urgency to finally find her is obvious. As well as her seeing how she’s fighting for Leonidas and hoping to end his struggles in this book. It had some nice more emotional scenes as well. I liked seeing what she went through in this book.
There were some fun scenes with some of the side characters as usual in this book. Although the main focus really is one Alisa and Leonidas, the others still make appearances as well. I like reading about these characters and seeing them interact.
To summarize: This was another solid read in this series. I was happy to see some of the ongoing plot lines progress quite a bit in this book and the main focus being on finding Alisa’s daughter. I liked following the events in this book and there were plenty of action scenes and things going on. Alisa takes an even more active role in the fights now that she has her combat armor, which was great to see. I liked how this book resolved some things and the ending nicely sets the stage for the last book in the series. I am curious to see how this series gets wrapped up in book 8 and how some of the plot lines will progress.