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Two crises challenge the Omnians. Alex Racine’s fleet draws a first-contact conflict, which faces the Ollassa, a symbiotic flora race. The Omnian fleet sails from alliance space in an effort to interdict an alien ship that arrives at the Worlds of Lights, the Ollassa system. Soon after arriving, the alien ship deploys machines to scour asteroids for resources in the system’s far belt.

Alex’s fleet arrives too late to prevent the Ollassa from attempting to oust the interlopers. The ill-equipped Ollassa attack the harvesting machines, and alien fighters destroy every Ollassa ship. The Omnians find not a single piece of debris from the alien fighters. The Ollassa fail to score one kill.

The fleet’s SADEs, self-aware digital entities, make contact with the aliens and discover an artificial intelligence (AI) guides the ship and its defenses. Omnians are reminded of recent encounters with AIs, none of which have been good. Wary of the new AI, precautions are taken. 

Alex’s first-contact efforts are embroiled in a mire of political conflict. A highly structured race exists aboard the alien ship. Those individuals, who live in the core, service the elites who inhabit the arches. One elite, the Deloy, rules the ship and the AI.

Alex must broker a shift in the ship’s political structure to balance the power within the alien race. Afterward, he must deal with the Ollassa losses. During these delicate steps, the fleet prepares against the launch of the alien ship’s fleet of deadly fighters.

©2020 Hannon Books, Inc. (P)2021 Hannon Books, Inc.

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Engrossing

I have been a fan of the Silver Ship Series since I read book one. Most of the key characters are in this book. It also includes the exciting first contact with a new species. I have been fascinated with the SADEs and that continues with this book. If you are looking for a Sci-fi series to read, you cannot go wrong with this one.

The book is twelve hours and thirty-five minutes. Nicola Poole does a good job narrating the book.

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  • 03-28-21

I don’t care for this narrator.

While her enunciation is excellent, her timing and presence I find off putting. The books can appeal to multiple age groups, but these last few books have felt like they were being read exclusively to young children. I prefer not to be read down to.

My apologies for the frankness, but if I don’t speak up it’s my fault if things don’t change from lack of feedback.

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Was the spaceship suppose to be that phallic?

I thoroughly enjoy the story, each one feels like the author put the time into new ideas not just recycling the same plot over and over like is typical with this long of a series.

Please, god, please get a new narrator and send this one back to creating sound bytes for Siri.

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Very nice

The story was moving it would be nice if the Universe was this nice.thank

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Loving this series

A great series! Can't wait for the adventure to continue!! Really enjoying Nicole Poole and her narration.

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  • 02-15-21

I lovely story

I love the way you introduce arise who would not like space travel and why you did a great way to help both ends at the same time a great story