Multi-volume, group author, Morgan R. R. Haze introduces us to book two in the Teragene Chronicles, “Alpha Convergence”:
It was gone. Terra Prime – the cradle of humanity – was gone. One moment the center of the colonized universe, the next, a gaping emptiness that would come to be known only as The Void.
Left without answers and without a tether to their shared humanity, mankind has continued. For hundreds of years, they have spread across the galaxies, colonizing planets, while the history of their home, the truth of Terra Prime, has fallen into myth and legend. But in every world, there are those who wander and search for more. There are those who long for a home beyond planets run by corrupt governments and flawed ideologies. There are those like Captain Singer and his crew aboard the Waylay, seeking a better life among the stars. With the Alliedcorp fleet behind them, Jason, Bree, and Mark are left reeling from their time in captivity with more questions than answers about those responsible. But while Bree struggles to process what was done to her during her capture, Ell’s recovery is taking longer than expected, leaving her family aboard the ship wondering if she’ll be able to find her way back to them. With unanswered questions and dangers mounting, the crew of the Waylay finds themselves facing an even greater threat than before with only the bond they’ve forged to protect them. But will it be enough this time?
This is a very worthy sequel to “Alpha Dawn”! I love the short chapters and rotating point of view; each chapter is devoted to a single point of view. The story moves forward smoothly.
I recommend reading the books in sequence, the story in this volume will be much richer if you do. It could also be fun to read this one first, I do like reading a book more than once, in quick order, the second reading reveals more details.
The scene setting is pretty good, the action is even better, but it is the dialogue that really makes the difference. The characters are fully fleshed out and they are growing. Like so many others, the major characters want to live in peace, while there are others who cannot allow that. The classic contest of wills.
I award 4.8 stars to “Alpha Convergence”.
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