Author: Craig Alanson
Series: Expeditionary Force 8
Rate: 5/5 | Goodreads
Finally! Finally I had the chance to read the 8th book in Craig Alanson‘s Expeditionary Force series, “Armageddon“. It was worth the wait! And I am very eager to start the next one.
About the Book: Merry Band of Pirates, now reformed and upgraded with officials nobody wanted, are off to find a suitable planet for humans to colonize as Plan B. It’s not so easy, not even for Skippy the Magnificent, who is searching for wormholes around any potential target, opening dormant ones, and… One of them actually asks him for a password. To which some unknown part of his answers. The further they go, the more worried Skippy is getting by the information he’s gathering and the conclusions this information serves. There are no wormholes beyond Milky Way galaxy that he can make use of. In fact, there’s a sort of a barrier rim around it, out of scattered Elder Technology. As if they tried to close it away from something on the outside. Could this be related to their ascension? If so, what could be out there so scary, that even the Elders felt threatened.
My Opinion: Oh dear, I have so many question. Why do Elders still defend some bits and pieces scattered across the galaxy, what sources of power do they need while no longer corporeal? What’s outside the Milky Way? What scared Elders so much they close a whole galaxy off, and then turned themselves to ghosts? Damn this is good.
You know a good book when you want the next one before you even finish the previous one. A firm 5 out of 5 and then some.