This was another great installment in the Chaos Station series. In this one the gang heads to the planet where Zed's family lives so that he can reconnect with them. Unfortunately the military isn't ready to let him go and they begin to make his life difficult. Things quickly go from bad to worse and Zed is arrested for treason. As things escalate with Zed's situation it becomes apparent to everyone that Felix was only holding on by a thin thread before and now he's completely falling apart. While the situation with Zed unfolds the rest of the group heads off to another planet to try and rescue another member of Zed's team.
This was a fast paced, action packed story. It picks up shortly after the last book ends and takes this group through numerous events. They pick up a few new members along the way and we get a chance to meet both Zed's family and some of the soldiers he served with.
This book was pretty emotional and is was filled with painful moments. Felix has never really dealt with his own prisoner of war history and that coupled with Zed's illness and imprisonment pushes Felix over the edge. He's pushed to the breaking point in this one and he won't let anyone help him. Zed also goes through a lot of things in this and it seems this poor guy can not catch a break.
At the end of the day though these two love each other and that foundation helps them pull through. Their little makeshift family is also a source of strength for them both.
As usual the writing and story telling was really good. The world building is so developed I felt like I was on the ships with them. In general I am not a big fan of the sci fi genre but this series has totally pulled me in and I can't read fast enough. I adore all of the these characters, especially the two main characters and I'm always eager to get to the next book to see what is going to happen to them next.
This is the third book in the series and it should not be read as a standalone. It's a very good series though so I encourage you to go back to book one and read it.
Book three of Chaos Station
Zander Anatolius has been revived from the fatal effects of the super-soldier program, but now he has to face his estranged family and tell a story few would believe. With his lover and the crew of the Chaos at his side, Zander returns home to a media frenzy, threats from the military and pressure to join the family business.
Felix Ingesson still struggles with the horror of believing Zander dead. And no matter how strong their emotional connection is, Felix feels out of place in the glittery world of Zander's rich family. His lover would be better off without a broken, low-class ship's engineer holding him back.
When the crew receives word that another of Zander's former teammates needs rescue, Felix travels with the Chaos…setting Zander free. But when Zander is arrested for treason, the men realize they need each other as much as ever—not only to survive, but to make their lives worth living.
Don't miss the start of the series—Chaos Station and Lonely Shore are available now!