The Edge Of The Universe: Book Three in the Unwilling From Earth Series by Andrew Maclure
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Well here we are reading about the continuing adventures of Mark (Friend of the People) a lone human recruited into a galaxy spanning military force who fight for truth, justice etc etc. When The People request aid from Mark and Sah Lee (Sally) who commands the pre-eminent independent army (currently at around 2 million members) in a war against an aggressive expansionist race known as the Slarwin and at the other end of the known universe it poses many questions and concerns. Mark and Sally along with the inner circle have to decide if this is within their remit and even they are capable of fighting this sort of campaign even with some under the counter and not so under the counter aid from The People. While the novel certainly has its share of action and confrontation this is just as much if not more about how this mixed group of beings interact and handle the situations they are put in. Thankfully if you are reading the third novel in the series then you probably like the characters as much as I do and thus there is a lot to be gained by the insights and backstory provided, quite a lot of humour as well and that's never a bad thing.
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