Thursday, February 2, 2012
Boneyards by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Boneyards continues the story started in Diving into the Wreck and City of Ruins. I really like this series and Boneyards did not disappoint. Boss is back and so is the Dignity Vessel and crew she found in the last book. Coop, the Captain of the Dignity Vessel Ivoire, is looking for clues to location of the Fleet. He and Boss are exploring the locations of Sector Bases that were under construction when he and his crew got caught in foldspace and sent 5000 years back in time.
Coop wants to find the direction Fleet was traveling and hopes follow even if it will be years and a totally new crew when they catch up with the Fleet.
The Enterran Empire is still trying to find how to build the ancient stealth tech that was on Fleet vessels. They are looking at everything wrong and keep killing the people doing the research.Ivo Squishy was once part of that research and wants to put an end to people being accidently killed. Unknown to Boss she puts together a team to wipe out the Empire’s research.
Both of these actions collide with unexpected results. This was written so that it could be the last book in the series but I hope it is not. Boneyards is good old-fashioned space opera. There is action, suspense, great characters, and wonderful plot lines. The ending allows for further action or as a resolution for some of the characters. I will just have to wait and see if there will be further books.
Just note – this is another book with a woman in a tank top on the cover. I guess they think that will help sales.