This is the third and final book in the Paradox series. It really won’t make a whole lot of sense or be particularly satisfying if you haven’t read the first two books in the trilogy. Start at the beginning with Fortune’s Pawn. It’s a really fun, action-packed series with great world building., so if you like space adventure, you are unlikely to regret it. It also goes without saying that there may be spoilers for the previous books in the series in this review. Proceed at your own risk if you’re not caught up.
All Deviana “Devi” Morris wanted was to be a Devestator, one of the elite guards of the Paradoxian God King who she reveres and worships. Since signing on with Captain Caldwell on Fortune’s Fool, she’s nearly died countless times, she’s had her memory wiped and restored, she’s fallen in love and fought the man she fell for nearly to the death to retain her freedom and independence. She’s infected with a mysterious and highly dangerous virus, hunted down by two powerful alien species. Several human organisations want to capture her, take her into custody and basically weaponize her. In addition, after a slightly botched jump out of hyperspace, Devi and her companion has been missing for eight months and most of the people close to her thought she died.
The possible future of the human race is hanging in the balance, and Devi needs to figure out a solution to eliminate the phantoms, free Maat and the daughters, preferably without being killed herself in the process. Yet Devi’s never been afraid to go out fighting and if she has to die, which it’s looking more and more likely she might, she’s going to make sure it has a lasting impact.