Endgame

Ann Aguirre, Author
Ann Aguirre. Ace, $7.99 mass market (352p) ISBN 978-1-937007-74-4
Reviewed on: 07/16/2012
Release date: 08/28/2012
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In the strong sixth and final Grimspace novel (after Aftermath), a mature Sirantha Jax serves as second in command in the lengthy liberation of the La’hengrin, enslaved after human atmospheric biowarfare rendered them compliant. Adaptive physiology continued the La’hengrin’s servitude throughout generations; now the Nicuan occupy La’heng and refuse to allow distribution of the cure that would free its people. Loras, first recipient of the cure, toughens as a rebel leader forced to make increasingly painful decisions. Jax and long-lived Ithorian pilot Vel, her very close friend, fight in the field but also infiltrate the Nicuan power structure with help from an intriguing political supercouple. The personal mostly takes a backseat to the futuristic guerrilla warfare, but Jax and Vel’s unusual relationship forces confrontations about trust between Jax and March, her telepathic warrior lover. In turn March helps his nephew, Sasha, hone his telekinetic powers while coping with the teen’s desire to join the rebels. Series fans will find all the loose ends neatly tied off in a satisfying story. Agent: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency. (Sept.)
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