Sean Robin’s heroes and principals are back—Jim, Kurt, Xorgaana, Maada, Tarq—to save the universe before it’s too late! Can they <shiver, shudder, gasp> do it?
They can if Jim, the ego-heavy protagonist, has anything to say about it—once he gets through licking his wounds, of course. Kurt, Jim’s best friend, has no qualms about assisting. Stunning, mind-reading Xornaa’s all in; so are prankster Tarq and former nemesis, General Maada. And we have a sharp-witted newcomer, the beautiful Benedita, who flies a silver timeship (thus adding an interesting dimension, in more ways than one).
For the first time in a very, very long while, Benedita allowed herself to hope. Jim, Tarq, Maada, Kurt, and Xornaa were legends (especially Maada, that man was an apex predator). Together, they’d defeated the Volts, and they would go on to overcome more sinister threats in the future. If anyone could stop the Ghost Fleet, it was them. She might be able to pull this off, after all, which meant Diogo, Bia and Belinha wouldn’t die a horrible death. Of course, without the Time Engine, she was trapped here and would never see them again, but just knowing that they’d be alive and well was enough.
An odd array of “soldiers”, they set off to set things right. En route, they encounter a sundry of curious characters, including Mother, an AI who turns out to be anything but maternal. You want to talk about a run for your money, er, life, er . . .
The fourth in the Crimson Deathbringer series, The Silver Timeship, delivers . . . action, drama (of several sorts), and the usual wackiness. There are a few nail-biting battles, where it appears that victory—and the fate of the illustrious universe—might belong to either side.
Overall, The Silver Timeship is a fun ride. You’ll not want to put down the book until you know the outcome: did they or didn’t they?
A definite 4 out of 5.
And, just so you fans are aware, coming in the not-too-distant future (but who really knows what “future” entails when time travel’s involved), is The Scarlet Queen. It’s a prequel and features a few of your favorite characters’ adventures before the Xortaag invasion of Earth. There will also be one called The White Republic, but I’ll leave you with a bit of mystery as to what that one entails.
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For those not yet familiar with Sean, he is a huge fan of Marvel, Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Star Trek. He’s also a university/college level English teacher who has lived and worked in five different countries( like Canada, eh?). He’s met people from all around the world, and his parents and wife are from different backgrounds—hence, diversity as a major theme in his novels.