Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Book #17 - Spinward Fringe Broadcast 4: Frontline

Once again, I grabbed this as soon as I finished Triton. Frontline continues the story, but expands it.

The virus is loose, wrecking havoc on the universe. We start to see some of the inner workings of Regent Galactic and their plans to take over the galaxy after the fall of man. They are portrayed as the evil company, and in fact, an evil leader at the top. We also find out that they developed the Framework technology and have used it to build a few more clones.

Meanwhile the Triton begins to grow. There are troubles as they try to recruit people and work together, but also saddened with the loss of the real Valent. In this one we find that his wife, who died in his arms, has a twin, another clone grown in a time warped wormhole, allowing accelerated growth. She begins her journey to reunite with the Triton and her old friends. We learn that Ming, from the first book, is also alive and accompanying her. Valent’s daughter also becomes a part of the ship in this one, earning the respect of people and assuming the first officer duties.

The book feels like a continuation of the previous books, not a new book, and the series remains exciting. As soon as I finished this one, I was looking for the next set of adventures in the next book.

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