Ten years ago the Sythians invaded the galaxy with one goal: to wipe out the human race. Now the survivors are hiding in the last human sector of the galaxy: Dark Space--once a place of exile for criminals, now the last refuge of mankind.
"An upgrade to the lost fleet series."
The year is AD 2790. With space elevators and giant orbital fleets hovering over Earth, open war looks inevitable, and people are anxious to get away. The lines are drawn, with the Confederacy in the East and the First World Alliance in the West. In hopes of finding a refuge from the looming war, the Alliance is sending Captain Alexander de Leon to explore an Earth-type planet, code-named Wonderland, but at the last minute before launch, a Confederate fleet leaves orbit on a trajectory that threatens both the mission and Alliance sovereignty.
"difficult to listen to"
Humanity has just won a major victory against the invading Sythians - the first victory in the history of the war. The savage Gors have joined forces with Dark Space, and now for the first time since the invasion, it looks like the tide is turning. But the Sythians weren't defeated. Humanity just bloodied their noses. Now they know where Dark Space is, and they are coming back for revenge.
Dark Space, the last refuge of humanity, is overrun; its citizens are either enslaved or dead. The relentless Sythians have slaughtered humanity wherever they could find them, and now only a few hundred survivors remain. Desperate to escape, these few chase rumors of a lost sector of humanity and end up on Avilon, a planet covered with a vast, kilometers-high city that lies hidden and shielded from the rest of the galaxy by its impossibly advanced technology and its benevolent ruler.
"This book is amazing"
Omnius has been hiding a lot from the people of Avilon. The war with the Sythians is not what we thought, but that raises the question: If not the Sythians, then what did Omnius go to fight in the Getties Cluster? Omnius knows what people will do before they do it. He predicts citizens' behavior, and, some suspect, he even makes those predictions come true.
Ethan Ortane has just met his long lost son, Atton, but the circumstances could have been better. After a devastating bio-attack and the ensuing battle, they've fled Dark Space aboard the Defiant to get away from the crime lord, Alec Brondi, who has just stolen the most powerful vessel left in the Imperial Fleet--the Valiant, a five-kilometer-long gladiator-class carrier. They need reinforcements to face Brondi, but beyond Dark Space the comm relays are all down, meaning that they must cross Sythian Space to contact the rest of the fleet.
"A great, but depressing second entry"
Ethan and his son, Atton, have been arrested for high treason and conspiracy, crimes which will surely mean the death sentence, but it's beginning to look like theirs aren't the only lives in jeopardy--the Defiant is stranded in Sythian Space, and the vessel which Commander Caldin sent to get help has used all its fuel to get to Obsidian Station, only to find out that the station has been destroyed. Now the Defiant's last hope for a rescue is gone, and everyone on board is about to die a cold, dark death.
"Good book and good story"
Der zweite Band der actionreichen Saga von Jasper T. Scott: Die Menschen haben die Sterne erobert. Immer neue Welten haben sie in ihr Imperium eingegliedert. Doch im Universum gibt es Geschöpfe, die etwas dagegen haben. Und nun schlagen sie zurück. Angesichts der Übermacht der Feinde müssen sich die Menschen in den Dunklen Raum, einen abgeschotteten Teil des Alls, zurückziehen. Und dort wird sich das Schicksal der Menschen entscheiden.
Mit "Dark Space" erschuf der kanadische Shootingstar Jasper T. Scott eine der erfolgreichsten Science-Fiction-Serien unserer Zeit: Die Menschheit ist verloren. Zehn Jahre zuvor eroberten die Sythianer das Sonnensystem. Ihr Ziel: menschliches Leben vollständig zu vernichten. Die letzten Überlebenden zogen sich in den Dunklen Raum zurück, einen isolierten Teil der Galaxis, der einst als Gefängnis und nun als Zufluchtsort dient.