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The Krakau came to Earth in the year 2104. By 2105, humanity had been reduced to shambling, feral monsters. In the Krakau's defense, it was an accident, and a century later, they did come back and try to fix us. Sort of. 

It's been four months since Marion "Mops" Adamopoulos learned the truth of that accident. Four months since she and her team of hygiene and sanitation specialists stole the EMCS Pufferfish and stopped a bioterrorism attack against the Krakau homeworld. Four months since she set out to find proof of what really happened on Earth all those years ago. 

Between trying to protect their secrets and fighting the xenocidal Prodryans, who've been escalating their war against everyone who isn't Prodryan, the Krakau have their tentacles full.

To discover the truth, Mops and her rogue cleaning crew will have to do the one thing she fears most: return to Earth, a world overrun by feral apes, wild dogs, savage humans, and worse. (After all, the planet hasn't been cleaned in a century and a half!) What Mops finds in the filthy ruins of humanity could change everything, assuming she survives long enough to share it. 

Perhaps humanity isn't as dead as the galaxy thought.

©2019 Jim C. Hines (P)2020 Tantor

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Go back to the first one

I recommend you reread or relisten to the first book, Terminal Alliance, and skip this stream of consciousness unstructured novel.

This book is three stars and not two or one because it isn’t bad per se, it’s just kind of a wash. It is as if Hines forgot and lost his train of thought for this series. It was overall entertaining as background noise, but nothing in it really made me laugh like the first book did. It also doesn’t help that nothing really of note or import occurred. Not that it matters since I was never able to follow the various transitions throughout. One minute they’d be running from the bad guys planet-side and the next scene they have hijacked the enemy ship and I had no idea how we got there. This loss or skip of flow happened more times than I could count.

Another big complaint I had was that every character was the exact same. This also made following the plot difficult since the only thing that varied between what our heroes were doing or saying was their name.

So yeah, you’re not missing out by skipping this book, but the first book remains fun and entertaining, so give it another go around.

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Great Space Opera- Unexpected and Rich

Terminal alliance and the sequel, Terminal Uprising, are great Science fiction, and I cannot recommend them more. My life is consumed by a desperate search for good books, particularly Science Fiction. The story was so unexpected, starting off with a janitorial crew on a starship, but moving into a wonderfully drawn galactic civilization and the conflicts that have arisen. Humans are second class citizens and that is how it starts. The characters, both human and alien are written with wit and sympathy. It is funny in parts but as the plot unfolds becomes moving and deeply emotional. The book reminded me of the greats from the golden age of Science Fiction. I often buy the Audible version as well as the written book because I can then switch back and forth between them. Rebecca Mitchell was the narrator and she did a great job voicing the plot and characters. They are Space Opera and a whole lot more. I highly recommend them in both forms and hope Jim Hines will write many more books in this genre