The Backlash Mission

The Backlash Mission
Blackcollar #2
Timothy Zahn
SF
84 / 3 stars

sequel to BlackCollar, and very obviously could be a trilogy. But Zahn has never written a third novel, and we are pretty much left at the turning point. That is the reason I gave it an 84 instead of 85.

/edit 2013
Well, as we all know, there is NOW a third, and final book. Thank goodness…

In the Ruins

In the Ruins
Crown of Stars #6
Kate Elliott
fantasy
85 / 3 stars

The Aoi return, and the human world is spent in just trying to survive the conflagration that accompanied the Aoi’s return. I am looking forward to the final book coming out next Februrary or so. I’ll read it, then in a year or two, reread the whole series at once. To long between books and I forget who is who. There are ALOT of characters, reminds me of Jordan, but not so straggly. More focused.

/edit 2013
After reading the final book, I sold my hardcovers and never re-read the series.