THE LAST COLONY

17 Aug

I like sequels because of the familiarity of place, time and old friends I get to revisit.  And this trilogy is no exception.

Old Man’s War introduced me to John Perry and Jane Sagan in full military regalia, as they colonized other planets for habitation while fighting off the alien enemies;  The Ghost Brigades, with all it’s eccentricities, follows Jane, an Android Assassin, and the Special Forces in an attempt to revive the mind of a turncoat military scientist, Charles Boutin, whose DNA was implanted in a young recruit, Jared Dirac; The Last Colony reunited me with John and Jane, who, having mustered out of the military, live a quiet civilian life with their adopted daughter, Zoë Boutin, until, that is, their past pulls them back into the politics of their old interstellar military life, betrayal and war.

Notwithstanding my idiosyncrasies with too much detail in The Ghost Brigades, actually more than I wanted to know, The Last Colony redeemed all my expectations in this Science Fiction Fantasy Trilogy. Again, and with unabashed fervor, I must say  ‘One hell of a ride!’

You may be interested to know that there are two follow-up books, Zoë‘s Tale, and The Sagan Diary. While these books are not a part of Old Man’s Trilogy, they are a continuation of the same storyline but from a different point-of-view. Possibly to tie up some of the dangling threads?

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