Humanity, in its struggle to escape its own planet's demise, began sending colony ships from Earth almost 700 years ago in the desperate hope a handful would find someplace habitable for human life and be able to continue our species. Only one ship survived.
It survived only because it found a vast swath of alien planets, all terraformed, all utterly abandoned. Alien megastructures cold and lifeless. Alien vehicles left in panicked lines, sealed from the inside, no corpses within. Empty space stations, with no one to run them but the dust. Resources everywhere, ripe for the taking.
But Fortune is different. Of all the planets colonized by humans after the chaos of Migration, this single jungle-infested colony on the very edge of the known universe holds the key to the alien collapse...and to humanity's survival. Everywhere else advanced alien ruins mar every surface, every planetoid, every debris ring and asteroid, but of the creatures that made them there is no sign. On Fortune something survives....
Unfortunately for humanity, while time is running out, a rebellion is brewing, one that could save our species - or consign it to dust like the aliens that came before us. Now, 700 years after our first brush with extinction, the fate of the human race once again rests on the shoulders of a few: a seven-year-old sociopath and her combat-gifted big sister, a man who's dreamed of the future, an infamous smuggler, and a Coalition pilot sworn to destroy the rebel cause.
This time, however, the stakes are higher. For lurking on Fortune is a secret.
An epic postapocalyptic science fiction adventure that will make you hold your breath, cry, curse the powers that be, and in the end question what exactly it means to be human.
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By Kristin on 13-09-2016
Solid second novel
A solid second novel that does a great job of deepening the intrigue and politics of the first one. I loved the worldbuilding and complicated politics and the often difficult character development.
There were some points where there obnoxiousness of a character was almost frustrating enough to put the book down for good, but I'm glad I persevered.
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By John J. Salyer on 14-09-2016
An amazing story and an amazing performance!
Sara King's masterful construction of this modern space opera is both deeply personal and vastly expansive. My only criticism is why can't there be more to this story RIGHT NOW?!?! I suppose I'll have to make due with all her other stories :)
Allyson Johnson is a tour de force. I completely forget that it's one person telling me the story. She's fantastic at everything that I have heard, but these last two stories by Sara King have really allowed her to shine.
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By Jeremy Fitzpatrick on 11-07-2018
Definitely worth a listen
I wasn't sure about this series at first, but the character and story development really sucked me in. Give it a chance...worth it