This fourth book of the Chaos series was another really good installment. Things have mellowed out and Zed and Felix are enjoying some down time together while doing routine runs with their ship's crew. A call by the Guardians changes everything. Next thing they know they are neck deep in intergalactic politics and Zed is in the primary role. A new species has been found and Zed is the only one that can communicate with them. While working in this role Zed and Felix repeatedly come in contact with the Stin and it brings up unresolved fears and issues for Felix.
I had thought going into this book that maybe the authors were going to give the guys a break in this book but, nope, didn't happen. They go through a lot. Especially poor Felix. As usual with this series there is a lot of hurt/comfort between the characters. These two go through their share of hard times but they always find their way back to each other.
The overall plot was fast paced and entertaining. I don't read a lot of sci fi but I really enjoy the storyline of this series. The world building is done well and I can always picture this unique world the authors have built.
This was a really good story but should be read by fans of the series. It would not work well as a standalone. If you haven't read the previous books you should go back and start with book one.
Zander and Felix's relationship has been to the brink and back: the Human-Stin War, imprisonment and an actual death/resurrection. Zander's death, to be specific, and the experience has left him…changed. The mysterious race known as the Guardians chose to revive him and appointed him as their emissary. A high honor, but he could do without the group of would-be cultists following him around the galaxy.
When a recently discovered species destroys a stin probe, Zander's new role soon commands all of his time and focus. The human ambassador—Felix's ex-lover, much to Zander's annoyance—pulls them into strategy talks aimed at preserving galactic peace. Soon everyone is relying on Zander's Guardian tech to telepathically communicate with the strange aliens.
Only Felix seems concerned with the strain piling up on Zander, but he has his own resolve tested when the very stin that imprisoned him show up to a summit. Zander and Felix will both have to find a way to face their doubts and preserve their love—while preventing another galaxy-wide war.
Book four of Chaos Station