Once he was the gaijin champion of a cruel and oppressive empire. Now Dev Cameron is a military commander for the rebellious newborn Confederation and at tentative peace with the galaxy's all-powerful rulers. But treachery has shattered the uneasy truce, as the imperial lords prepare to rain destruction down upon the outpost of New America, delivering the final death blow to the still young revolution. And now only one incomprehensible act can save Dev Cameron and his cause: a miraculous link with an alien self that could change the course of the future...by transforming a man into a god.
©1994 William H. Keith (P)2015 Tantor
This is the type of science fiction that first led me to love reading. I've already roped 2 grandsons by picking their interest followed by books for Christmas. I hope they will fall in love with reading like I did.
I chose this simply told fast moving book to plant the daydreams of artificial intelligence, spaceships, lasers, In a futuristic, military space war complete with a well thought out first communication with a powerful nonhuman intelligence. Complete with the powerful emotions faced by soldiers on a battlefield and there personal emotional struggles with the death of comrades, love, temptation, racial stereotypes, bigotry. leaving the reader questioning their beliefs in the kind of person they want to become. A grandfather can only try and I will forever be grateful to the high school librarian who expanded my world with the love of reading
It became tiresome to go over and over 'Morgan's hold' and sing the song again and again. Felt like filler. The love interest was tedious as well. Fun stuff with the genies and the action parts of the story though.
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