Rebellion by Joshua Dalzelle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Omega Force returns as the galaxy continues to be manipulated by the AI known as the "machine" and Jason perhaps always willing to accept responsibility for his actions now sees that he has to fully commit his friends and colleagues to a major undertaking. All out rebellion against the forces of the AI including the might of the ConFed will just be the beginning, there can be no half measures, the AI has to be opposed and in a way to draw as much attention to it as possible. It has already engineered the fall of the mighty Eshquarian empire but a significant number of fleet units fled into the depths of space, the Eshquarian military really did plan for every contingency. Will these ships along with some of the more shady but in the know elements allow Omega Force to strike back and shed light onto the machine or has it already out thought them and made preparations?
The ongoing Omega Force series shows not sign of slowing down as our erstwhile crew of the Phoenix continue to skirt the boundaries but retain everything which makes them the "good guys". Lucky continues his slow rehabilitation and the expanding secondary character lineup is getting stronger allowing Joshua to provide more varied story telling. I read through this novel very quickly, you know when you get to the end and your first thought is "was that it?" and you realise the novel is not short you just got lost in the story. No great surprise to say I am waiting impatiently for the next novel in the series and the second "Marine" novel which is set in the same universe with some overlap.
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