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Five thousand years after it first left Earth, the Ship is racing back in search of the mysterious humans its Crew has battled repeatedly. The Flight Boss is navigating an uneasy partnership with the civilian president as the Ship's condition degrades rapidly, but puts his trust in Kalare to prepare their pilots for one final battle to reclaim humanity's homeworld.
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By Sam Thompson on 09-27-17
The Ship Series
I highly recommend this series, including the last installment, Rendezvous, which I just completed. The characters are well fleshed out, and even though the story is taking place thousands of years in the future, still very relatable. Despite the futuristic time frame, this story and these characters could be contemporaneous or even set five hundred years in the past. The vagaries of the human condition are not subject to an epoch, and the author does a brilliant job of subtly, and at times not so subtly, elucidating that uncomfortable fact. The talent that read the book was also spot on, I have returned audio books because of poor recitation of the material and this was smooth and easy to fall into the story with.
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By In car listener on 04-22-18
Disappointing. Good, but tiresome at the same time
Firstly, the major issues with this book is that it is not the last in the series. You would be thinking it is - by the simple fact there are no more after it, but it ends on such a cliffhanger, and with none of the loose ends tied up that you're sat there thinking 'well - now what? What about xxx? And yyy? And zzz?'
12 years have passed since Zax was put into stasis, and his brain still hasn't thawed out - while all the other characters have had 12 years in which to develop and mature, Zax still has the maturity and intelligence of a petulant 10 year old. He has constant opportunities to show initiative and take positive action but consciously shies away from them, preferring to stand there mouth agape in stunned silence, and then wonders why things are going badly for him.
The good points are that the book continues the previous tactic of letting us into the heads of other characters, and much of it is dedicated to Aiden and the creation of The Ship - which is really interesting and well written, and Martin reads it well.
But, to reiterate - too much is left unexplained. It's difficult to be specific without creating a big list of spoilers, but simply put - don't expect to know what's going on at the end of the book because you won't. If you've got this far you actually feel a bit cheated - presumably Aubin will write another book at some point in the future, and because you've got this far you might as well carry on.
By Simon L. on 10-03-17
Still a great book but it's become a little predictable over this and the previous book.