According to the definition in this novel, “dark matter” is “gravitational leakage from a parallel universe.” But in this fifth installment of Ian Douglas’ 'Star Carrier' series, the characters in this story face something very dark, in the form of a specific kind of matter: A new alien species that sees humans as food. Amid political conflicts and religious diatribes, the characters must face the pending threat of this new alien species and deal it a fatal blow – before all is lost and Humankind is doomed.
I really enjoyed reading this novel and found it hard to put down. I am not familiar with the other stories in this series, so maybe that’s why some of it was a little hard to follow. But fans of this series, and of any book by Ian Douglas, are in for a real treat when they read this book. I love sci-fi and this was definitely a fantastic sci-fi novel that had me on the edge of my seat. I definitely recommend it for fans of Ian Douglas and anyone who enjoys a good science fiction story.
An enemy might just have to become an ally . . . in order to save humankind
The United States of North America is now engaged in a civil war with the Earth Confederation, which wants to yield to the demands of the alien Sh'daar, limit human technology, and become a part of the Sh'daar Galactic Collective. USNA President Koenig believes that surrendering to the Sh'daar will ultimately doom humankind.
But when highly advanced, seemingly godlike aliens appear through an artificial wormhole in the Omega Centauri Cluster 16,000 light years from Earth, President Koenig is faced with a tremendous choice: continue fighting the Sh'daar . . . or ally with them against the newcomers in a final war that will settle the fate of more than one universe.