The Méridiens are fleeing to their far colonies - and they have reason to run. Over the course of decades, they have lost hundreds of ships, billions of people, and seven Confederation colonies to an alien enemy: an advancing swarm of silver ships transported in the bowels of a gigantic, spherical vessel.
Alex Racine, who once enjoyed the solitary life of an explorer-tug captain, is now an admiral and responsible for the lives of a quarter million Librans. Further complicating his life, Alex's Librans have made it clear they don't want to settle on his home world. They want a new home, and he must secure them one.
The silver ships await Alex's makeshift flotilla at Libre, the last colony they consumed. Thus far Alex's people have succeeded in skirmishes against the enemy's fighters. Now, though, they're preparing to attack the entire alien fleet and halt the devastation of the colonies.
To the surprise and chagrin of his officers and crew alike, Alex concocts a new plan, for he believes humanity faces not one but two alien species, and one may be enslaved to the other. If so, Alex believes, slaves should be liberated, not obliterated.
To test Alex's theory, his people must capture a wholly intact silver ship - a feat never before accomplished. The crew remains doubtful, but their admiral is determined to communicate with the aliens before he's forced to destroy them, and his wish is their command.
©2015 S. H. Jucha (P)2016 S. H. Jucha
I'm a computer Tech / Electronics engineer and I love developing technologies... So I love to read sci fi for development ideas.
The imagery, the characters, and the story come to life giving a one-time experience. Yum
This is the third book in a series of five. Still plenty of action and adventure. More sci-fi tech is introduced. A new villain appears. And the fun continues.
slow listen at times. buy the abridged version. its like someone telling you the history of america one trade deal at a time
This story was super boring. The last two books were great not sure what happened here. Next time perhaps stay away from all the boring alien communication stuff.
Not interesting enough. The big enemy was supposed to be the silver ships that were dominating the galaxy but a few min in they are no longer the problem?? Lame
The main AI.
Sleep. I tried for two weeks to get into this book 😒
I enjoyed all the books to this point. Great character development and I enjoyed the narrator's efforts. Recommended to all fans of space sci-fi.
"All filler no thriller!!!"
Sorry this was a short book stretched with mind numbing details about an alien species which was unnecessary and painfully dull. I don't think I'll down load the next book. I rarely leave bad comments but I felt the need. Poor show!
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