On her epic maiden voyage, the NAC spacecraft Odyssey introduced Earth to the wonders of an untouched universe - and the unimagined horrors lurking in the black. Now the Odyssey's second voyage will carry Captain Eric Weston and his crew back to a familiar battlefield, to face an enemy unlike any they have ever known. For on war-torn Ranquil, homeworld of Earth's newest ally, the Priminae, the invading Drasin are but foot soldiers for a powerful unseen force. Unmasking the mysterious puppet masters means defying orders and venturing into deep space, a voyage only the Odyssey's crew would dare undertake. But soon they will learn that some secrets are better left hidden....
Part old-school space opera, part modern military epic, The Heart of Matter is an exhilarating new sci-fi adventure, a pulse-pounding sequel to Into the Black: Odyssey One that will echo long after its thrilling conclusion.
©2012 Evan Currie (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Evan Currie has done it again. The second book of the series is just as impressive as the first. The interplay between the human species is excellent, the characters enthralling, the scenes magnificent. As I'm writing this review, I'm an hour away from finishing the 3rd book and just bought the 4th.
I am loving the book. The performance was right on but every time he says H.U.D. instead of just pronouncing the acronym makes me laugh.
The author sure drags things out but the story is good. Wish there was an abridged version.
The audio version does have a flaw. The reader does a poor job of distinguish between the races in the first few chapters but it gets better as he goes on. Also he made every single character sound like they were scared all the time. Really annoying, it sound like all the starships are crewed by afraid children.
This is another great episode in the Odyssey One series. Currie keeps you guessing and has much more realistic science than the Star Trek universe.
I am an avid reader of science fiction, adventure and technology. My hobbies consist of PC gaming, movies, 3D printing, and software dev.
This book built on the previous book improving the lore and story direction. The plot holes had been removed and a action packed story arc persisted. The ending was not on cliffhanger but has left enough hints to the next book to make one want to get the next one.
Why is it that hundreds or thousands of people are dying, but the only time any one reacts is when a earth military person dies. I kept on with the series in hopes of improvement. There that idea goes.
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