Star Federation soldiers live by these words as they work to uphold peace across the galaxy. Founded at the start of the Andromedan War, the Star Federation annihilated its enemies and has gone unchallenged since then. Sometimes, powerful forces surface and demand more attention, be they drug lords, pirate crews, or bounty hunters worthy of Alpha Classification, but the Star Federation stands firm.
Following the assassination of one of his subordinates, Fleet Commander Lance Ashburn goes on the hunt for the Alpha Class bounty hunter known as the Shadow. One of the best officers the Star Federation has ever seen, Commander Ashburn comes closer than anyone to eliminating the Shadow, but upon meeting her, he learns that a much larger and deadlier enemy roams the stars, one that could destroy the Star Federation.
Caught between the Star Feds and her own dark past, bounty hunter Lissa a.k.a. the Shadow is pulled into a battle with no clean escape. With enemies on all sides, she must choose her allies very carefully. Her decisions could save the galaxy or plunge it into war, and this time, the price of enduring peace may be too high.
The story was a wonderfully fast paced, page turning, action packed exciting chase through the stars
Its wonderful once in awhile to get a book that isn’t weighed down with romance or those steamy scenes. Plus I’ve been wanting to read a good Sci-fi/ Space Opera.
Lissa is a genetically enhanced humanoid and bounty hunter. She is also on top of the Star Federation’s list of most wanted.
Lance Ashbury is one of the best in the Star Federation and is set on bringing Lissa ( The Shadow) in.
I loved the world building in this book! Different planets! The ships! not to mention the different character species(?) and the cool arkins (cat like creatures with wings, I kept getting He-Mans tiger stuck in my head when I pictured them). The author goes into wonderful detail and paints the world and its characters vividly.
The story was a wonderfully fast paced, page turning, action packed exciting chase through the stars. We have Lissa who is a pretty kick butt bounty hunter but she is doing it for a good reason. She is an unawakened NeoAndromedan and she would like to remain that way. But the Seventh Sun is hunting her down as well as the Star Federation. They want to try and make her into a blood thirsty soldier. Lance Ashbury a Commander in the Star Federation has to figure how to get Lissa and determine if she is indeed as big as a threat that the Star Fed’s think she is. Along with possibly trying to help stop the Seventh Sun.
I’m trying not to give anything away, so lets just say I thought this was a wonderful action pack space opera filled with one heck of a cliffhanger ending. I’m ready for the second book in this series!
Disclaimer: Book provided by the author free of charge in exchange for an honest review.