Series: Fleet Eternal Story
Author: Stephen M.A.
Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera
Length: Novel (351pgs)
Publisher: SMA Publishing (November 12, 2020)
Heat Level: Low – Moderate
Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts
Blurb: “I knew the Board’s worry wasn’t that thousands had died, but that they’d done it unprofitably.”
The Fiduciary Dominion has a problem. Seersa Kudaibergen, beloved Admiral of the Defense Corps, is suddenly faltering in battle, while whispers of conspiracy drift in orbit. Now The Interviewer, fussy ex-military investigator, must partner with Madame Zhou, cantankerous Ruby District doyenne, to unravel this string of increasingly pyrrhic victories over an undying alien armada.
A florid, sharply characterized exploration of one shadowed world, ruled by extravagant military contractors…falling to pieces under siege.
In the Unified Fiduciary Dominion, truth and revenue are often mutually exclusive. But when Crowley Vanderbilt, greedy corporate scion, starts meddling with battle plans that have staved off Fleet Eternal for decades, the entire planet might pay the price for his lies.
Now, Fleet Eternal’s next assault threatens to be the deadliest one yet. In a desperate bid to blow the whistle before it’s too late, The Interviewer enlists the help of Bartimus Caldwell, whiz kid sensor Scry, to issue a declassified public report that could rewrite military history forever…
Loved by fans of: Martha Wells’ Murderbot Diaries, Yoon Ha Lee’s Ninefox Gambit, Ann Leckie’s Imperial Radch, and John Scalzi!.
Review: This is a story that is devastatingly sad yet filled with drama, humor and hope. The interviewer is tasked with getting to the bottom of things and the interviews at times are humorous to say the least. There is an underlying sense of desperation that leads to someone making plans of their own.
I loved the story with all it’s amazing well thought out characters that added depth and feelings to the story line. There is no shortage of mystery as the plot thickens. I was ready to help those in need and get to the bottom of things myself as the story progressed into a beautiful ending full of hope.
A lot happens throughout the book that had me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happens. This story is well written and riveting to say the least.