Cast Adrift by Christopher G. Nuttall
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Earth was alone until the ships came, they surrounded the planet and took out some significant assets before demanding the surrender of humanity, would no way to fight back humanity came under the control of an alien race known as the Alphans and for 500 years served them. As you would expect things change over the centuries and humans became useful across the Alphan territories and especially in the military theatre when without human soldiers the Alphans may have lost a war. As humanity flexes its muscles the calls for more autonomy and even independence rise up and unexpectedly the humans get what they asked for, freedom to make their own decisions and mistakes
Cast Adrift by Christopher G. Nuttall is the first novel in a new series which deals with Earth finding its place in a populated galaxy after achieving its independence however without the protection of the Alphan military and political will from its former masters they are very much alone surrounded by predatory races more than happy to conquer humanity once again. This was an interesting start to the new series from Christopher whose previous work I've enjoyed. The scenario created is compelling and relevant to a lot that is going on in our world today and offers good characters who have to deal with the ramifications of events that spiralled out of control. I will be purchasing the second novel as and when available.
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