The legendary battle-carrier UFS Phoenix is on the run in Outer Neutral Space. Lieutenant Commander Erik Debogande and Major Trace Thakur are determined to use neutral territory to broker a peace between humanity’s warring factions, away from Fleet’s strong arm. But as machinations in Fleet Co...
Drysine Legacy: (The Spiral Wars Book 2), a Joel Shepherd Sci-Fi Adventure
Drysine Legacy takes place on the legendary battle-carrier UFS Phoenix. It’s on the run. Outer Neutral Space is the domain. Lieutenant Commander Erik Debogande and Major Trace Thakur are determined to use neutral territory to broker a peace between humanity’s warring factions, away from Fleet’s strong arm. But as machinations in Fleet Command send a legendary warrior from Trace’s past on a sworn path to kill her, there arises in the territory of an insectoid foe an ancient enemy from the nightmares of Spiral history, bent on Phoenix’s destruction.
Drysine Legacy … Joel Shepherd delivers again. I am not sure that another write is able to deliver on quite the same combination of speculative fiction elements at the same time. The universe of the Drysine Legacy is engaging and fully realized in the first book, and yet somehow grows and gets bigger in this book. His characters – likable in the first novel grow and change in this one. This includes changing their goals and motivations – their entire quest if you will – and it MAKES SENSE. The interactions between people and between alien cultures are believable and interesting and reflect, a lot better than most authors, how different cultures might actually interact. They aren’t just different shaped humans, and they all (humanity included) have their own prejudices and world views. And action. Boy, does Shepherd do action well.
Looking for more from Joel Shepherd, don’t miss Spiral Wars Book One, Renegade.