Of Fire and Night
Saga of the Seven Suns Book Five
Written by Kevin J. Anderson.
Narrated by Brilliance Audio.
King Peter and Queen Estara, figurehead rulers of Earth and the Hanziatic League, have quite the problem. His name is Basil Wensaslaus, the Chairman of the Hanziatic League. He thinks everything is his to manage, decide and dispense with. He can’t imagine that anyone else can do anything without his leave to do so. Great problem to be saddled with while at least one set of aliens plans to wipe humanity out of existence.
The Roamers, space gypsies, have a problem too. Hydrogues, Earth Defense Forces (EDF) and Ilderans all want to abuse or destroy them. Their main source of income used to be mining the atmospheres of gas giants for Ecty, starship fuel. Now they have to find other ways to stay in food. They might have to…ring some doorbells.
The Ilderans have partially recovered from the Mad designate but are yet to face the music for their treatment of the Burton survivors. Osirah, the half-breed daughter of the Mage Imperator and Neara the Green Priest, has been inserted as the communications bridge between the Imperator and the Hydrogues. A lot of centuries in the making she delivers unforeseen results.
Prince Daniel, a simpering sod of a put-up job, gets brought out of his induced coma and dropped in Amish world. You got it, right on a steaming pile of goodness.
These and many other story lines are enriched in this, the fifth book in the series. I have nothing detracting to say about this work, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Four out of five entertainment points for this installment.