Genre: a mashup of science fiction and historical fiction
Length: 400 pages
Setting: 36th century Earth
Interest: It’s the third book in the Council Wars series, following Emerald Sea. I enjoyed the first two books (they hit all the right buttons for me), so I was thrilled to see this in the library.
Summary: New Destiny is trying to beat the UFS forces, this time by sea. The Naval officers have no idea how to run a war, so Edmund (with the help of Herzer) takes over and has to redevelop the whole Navy and push back an invasion fleet. There are some setbacks – it doesn’t help when Herzer’s carrier has to be diverted to pick up a new council member. Megan managed to kill Paul and get the harem out. Megan and Herzer also fall instantly in love. There’s a big battle at the end that the good guys barely manage to win.
Final thoughts: Just as good as the other two – I could hardly put it down. Battles and drama and good characters and cool tech and genetic modifications.
Title comes from: The story focused on naval battles and they tried to turn back the invasion forces of New Destiny
Reading challenges fulfilled: None since this was a review of a book read in a previous year.
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