Sisterhood of Suns: Widow’s War
by Martin Schiller
Widow’s War is the second book in the Sisterhood of Suns series and it picks up immediately after Pallas Athena ends. There are many stories within this epic tale. A Marionite NeoMan Marine is still the only male serving on the Pallas Athena. Lilith’s enigmatic daughter Sarah is still going into the dark places with her talents to foil the enemies of the Sisterhood and Motherthought, while training her protégé.
Erin Minna Taur takes a brief leave to make a ritual journey and rediscover her name. All the political sub-stories and machinations are in full force both in the Sisterhood and in the ETR where dark secrets come into the light where the rule of man is depicted with a bias that may be over the line but still fun to read. Maya is still into Felicia, Lilith is still into Ingrit, and many others.
Frankly I do not know why the Hriss and T’slakians want to both war with and enslave humans when they can just find a comfortable chair, a steaming mug of Kaffra and allow the saga to unfold around them. Oh wait a minute, that’s right. We need a creepy alien menace to unify humanity or in this series, huminity.
I enjoyed reading this work and it’s prequel. My recommendation to the reader would be to try and keep your pace up because if you take a break that is too long in the middle you may feel a bit lost when you pick it up again. Excellent juggling Mr. Schiller.