Thursday, November 11, 2010

Book #67 - Bio-Weapon

41XLgA8y3WL._SL500_AA266_PIkin3,BottomRight,-7,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_ The second book of the Doom Star series, again selling for $2.99, and the excitement of Book 1, had me buying Bio-Weapon this on a recent trip to continue the story of the Highborn, Social Unity, and Marten Kluge.

In this story we again follow Marten, as well as the Supreme Commander of Social Unity (the faction defending Earth), the Highborn and a Training Master trying to whip Marten and his fellow shock troopers into shape. The story opens as Marten undergoes severe training at the Mercury Space Works station. It’s brutal, and Marten searches for a way to escape, readying a stealth ship that his parents prepared and never got to use.

Meanwhile the war continues, but Social Unity has a weapon, a ship that flew close to the sun for a sneak attack on the Mercury station. When it succeeds, Marten and his shock troopers are launched as human missiles to take over the ship. They do, but Social Unity seeks to destroy the ship and only Marten and Omi escape. They’re picked up by a Highborn shuttle. When Marten spaces the 3 Highborn in the shuttle with his quick thinking, he’s finally free as the book ends, with his own ship.

There’s more in the book, as the conflict between the oppressive, socialistic Social Unity has its own power struggles, and the arrogant Highborn continue to remind us of ancient Spartans. It’s a nice continuation of the story that I think I read in 2 days.

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