Sunday 20 September 2020

Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3)

Today I finished the 3rd and final concluding book in the Illuminae Series, Obsidio.

Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza--but who knows what they'll find seven months after the invasion? 

Meanwhile, Kady's cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza's ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys--an old flame from Asha's past--reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heroes will fall, and hearts will be broken.

The series, created and written by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, may be listed as YA  but is also an exciting story for any fan of science fiction. All three books are partly as a a written story and partly, perhaps mostly in graphic novel style. All are brilliantly done.

In Obsidio, the storylines from the previous two novels, Illuminae and Gimina, come together as the survivors of both novels are racing to free the now enslaved planet, Kerenza, from the conquering company BeiTech. I really enjoyed the depth the characters are given plus the twists, turns and surprises the story takes.

Obsidio is a terrific conclusion to a really enjoyable series.

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