Thursday, July 2, 2015

Libre, A Silver Ships Novel (TSS #2) by S.H. Jucha (****)

Libre, A Silver Ships Novel (TSS #2)
The saga of the Rêveur continues in this second novel in The Silver Ships series.

The surviving Méridiens have returned to Confederation space, aided by their recently discovered cousins, the New Terrans. They expect a celebration after their 71-year absence. Instead, they’re shocked to find the silver ships have destroyed half the Confederation.

The Méridiens are fleeing in advance of the horde of alien ships. But Alex Racine and his crew didn’t come this far to run away from humanity’s enemy. They intend to hunt the silver ships. But, to succeed, they need help.

Renée de Guirnon, the leader of the Rêveur’s Méridiens, reveals a sordid secret of Méridien society: citizens who defy their House, for any reason, are stripped of their rights, declared “Independents,” and imprisoned on the planet Libre.

But the Independents aren’t everyone’s pariahs, especially if you’re Alex Racine and you’re looking for allies against the silver ships. An entire colony of independent, free-thinking radicals offers just the sort of people Alex wants on his side, and an alliance is struck.
Soon the enemy ships will swarm off the planet Bellamonde, so the race begins for Alex and the Librans. The planet must be evacuated and the military force readied before the silver ships attack. Alex knows a battle is coming, but will they have enough time to prepare? 

REVIEW: ****

This is the second book in the Silver Ships series and I loved it. It was quite different from book was more about the logistics and how to evacuate a whole planet. But it was still about the characters themselves. I love a good character driven story. I thought there may have been a bit too much detail/description of some of the repairs/construction etc. but overall this was a great second book and I can't wait until the next one. I really wish all of them had been written and I could just devour all of them one after the other. is not meant to be that way right now. :)

I miss having books like this to read. It was fun, fantastic and reminds me of some of the older books I used to read as a teen/young adult. The characters are wonderful and this is definitely a series worth reading and following. The authors writing is well done, flows along seamlessly and gives just enough tension to keep you up reading half the night. Loved it. 

Thanks to Mr. Jucha for allowing me to read and review this prior to publication.