Book 4 of Shadow Gods Saga
Safely returning Lauren and Bill to Earth, First Scout Terrllss-rr is glad to be away from the place; the problematic mission to destroy an old scoutship found at Comalcalco still fresh on his mind.
On his way home to Taltair, his ship is intercepted by an Orieli Technic Union survey cruiser. Its presence sends ripples of consternation throughout the Serrll Combine, and Sargon seeks to turn this to an advantage in its to pursue a merger with the Palean Union.
The Orieli send an Observer to study Earth, but the mission goes horribly wrong, leaving the Observer stranded. On Taltair, Terr and his Wanderer brother Dharaklin are given a mission to infiltrate an Askaran raider operation suspected of being involved with the AUP Provision Committee who organized raids on Pizgor systems. If a link could be established to the Committee, it would frustrate the Sargon/Palean merger and possibly prevent war within the Serrll.
On its way home, the Orieli ship encounters the Celi-Kran, machine constructs bent on annihilating all organic intelligent life the Orieli discovered five years ago.
Terr’s operation is progressing, but he needed to force the issue and penetrate the raider organization to uncover a link to the Provisional Committee.
His hunt for raiders is not over yet.
Check out Stefan Vučak’s other books in the Shadow Gods Saga.
The “Shadow Gods” series is an unmissable read for fans of hard sci-fi. It is also an unmissable read for sci-fi fans enjoying world-building with its wide-spinning cultural and political developments. To be clear: this book makes no exception to the series.
I would highly recommend Shadow Masters to all fans of science fiction or alien movies or books.