DISCLAIMER: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Alex Racine is an explorer-tug captain of his ship in outer space and stumbles across a derelict ship. He decides to investigate and makes contact with the ship but finds no life forms on board except for the main computer AI, "Julien". Julien thanks him for rescuing the ship and begins to rebuild the damage done by a mysterious silver ship. After reawakening the small fraction of crew that survived, he begins to marvel at the technology they have. A group of humans, the Meridiens they call themselves, they have been in hypersleep for 70 years. Their population is a peaceful people so in exchange for their technology, they have asked New Terra (New Earth) to help add offensive power, weaponry, and anything else necessary to exact revenge on the silver ships.
Let me put it to you simply: this book starts off great but gets boring. And I mean BORING. Long paragraphs and pages filled with political discussions and cultural customs made me want to fall asleep. Essentially, the only appearance the silver ship makes is at the very beginning where it is spoken of as a historical event. The rest of the book is just the interactions between the Meridiens and New Terrans.
If you're looking for more action in your sci-fi, skip the ships.
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