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For its initial mission, Haraken's explorer ship, the Sojourn, undertook the investigation of Celus-5, a world identified by Willem, a SADE (self-aware digital entity), and his team of scientists, as the best candidate for a new colony.
What should have been a routine survey mission became a disaster. To the Harakens' surprise, they discovered not one but two alien species, which were constantly engaged in conflict. One species, the Dischnya, hid their nests underground, and each nest owed its allegiance to a queen. On the grassy plains, where the Dischnya lived, the resources were scarce, and the warriors competed fiercely.
Unfortunately, the Harakens' landing party was late in discovering the Dischnya's hideouts, and a shuttle and crew, including Teague, Alex Racine's son, were captured by the doglike warriors of the Tawas Soma nest. Soon the mission was mired in a standoff, and Captain Asu Azasdau fired off a comm to Haraken, pleading for a rescue from Tomas Monti, the Haraken president, and Alex Racine.
The survey group might have been forgiven for their hasty landing. They were focused on investigating the three objects buried in the sands along the continent's shoreline. Smooth, dark, and silver, they were the ships belonging to the nemesis of every human - the Nua'll.
The dark travelers presented another clue as to the direction of the Nua'll home world, but it also invoked the question: Where were the Swei Swee, the six-legged, whistling aliens who once were aboard the ships?
©2017 S. H. Jucha (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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By Jean on 11-25-17

A Fun Space Opera

Willem, a SADE (self-aware digital entity), identified Celus-5 as a possible candidate for a new colony. Haraken sent off an explorer ship called The Sojourn. Aboard the ship is Teague Racine. Teague is the son of Alex and Renee Racine. Alex is the former president of Haraken. Teague’s girlfriend, Ginny, is also aboard the ship. They discover the planet has two alien species as well as the remains of a Nua’ll ship. They are trying to discover what has happened to the Swei Swee who were aboard the Nua’ll ship.

The book is well written. The story is a bit different from the prior books. The Haraken are advancing and are now sending out explorer ships. Alex is no longer the key character. Jucha has introduced a number of new characters. The ending is most interesting and sets up the future of the series. The story still manages to keep my attention.

The book is about thirteen and a half hours. Grover Gardner does an excellent job narrating the book. Gardner is an actor, voice-over artist and has narrated audiobooks since 1981. Gardner has won twenty Earphone Award, and the Audie Award. In 1999 Audiofile named him the Best Voice of the Century. He has won multiple Golden Voice Awards and in 2005 won the Audiobook Narrator of the Year Award from Audible.

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By Linda Luella on 06-22-17

Not the Best

The Silver Ships series is one of my current favorites and while this book rates better than Espero (my least favorite), it's not up to participate with the rest of the series. It's worth the credit but it's the first time I feel like the author just set me up with a......to be continued....story. I feel like I got stuck with a cliffhanger and now I have to wait for the continuation. BUMMER!

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By Ginger guy! on 08-06-17

great books but....

If you love a space opera this does the job! sadly though these books are set in the future and the only LGBTQ character was a baddy and it was see as a weakness to be taken advantage of by our team of hero's, come on we have SADEs, aliens and humans and not one is a happy LGBTQ person or couple just getting on with life. Still great books it just leaves me thinking they are not as well rounded as they could be.

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