Thursday, August 22, 2013

Book #49–Empire

51xAm7gg5oL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-57,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_I wasn’t sure what would happen after the fifth book, but I couldn’t resist waiting any longer. I grabbed Empire and started in.

In this one there’s the beginnings of peace. Or is there? Riggs has a battle station, which is incapacitated by the lobsters, but is still strong enough to defend the first Macro attack.

However he has issues with Earth. Crow has taken over, declared an Empire, and is determined to keep Riggs away. When he gets to the Worm system, he finds transports leaving Earth, but under attack by Earth fleet. With the help of the Worms, he stops them, but he’s made new enemies. He wonders if it was worth the 20,000 lives he saved.

He still has his factories, and now more troops, but he has Macro and Lobster forces coming from one ring and Earth fleet from the other. How does he get out? Riggs always has a trick, and this was another one I hadn’t expected. This kept me on the edge of my seat.

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