Scattered Suns: The Saga of the Seven Suns, Book 4
Written by Kevin J. Anderson
Narrated by David Colacci
As this is a large series, and this the fourth book, the author wrote a primer in the front section to keep everyone up to speed. There is always a chance that someone may read to the book before and have to take a break for some reason. That is why I appreciated the consideration here. Thank you. As I have been consuming these works in the audio format please forgive me if I misspell any of the characters.
The myriad storylines are continuing as strong as ever. King Peter is still a royal hostage of the ruthless Hansa chairman Basil. Deedee, a companion compy of Margaret Colicos is still being dragged around the galaxy by the Klickas robots. Mage Imperator Jor Rah is still longing for the green priest Meara who was sequestered away by his unethical Brother Edru. Designate Roushad has incited a rebellion using a drug called Sheing to take possession of Ilderans from the fism. These and other lines are still going on all the planets the Author has built into his story.
I thought that some of these stories would begin to get tired as the series progressed and I’m glad that hasn’t occurred. My favorite so far is Devlin Lutz, specialist in obscure details or super high level operator. This character reminds me of several futuristic spy stories I have read including All My Sins Remembered by Joe Haldeman. This is an excellent series, well written and narrated. It makes my commuting-chore-walking time something to look forward to. Four out of five points are hereby awarded.