Monday, November 28, 2016

The Blockade by Jean Johnson (First Salik War #3)

The Blockade
My Rating:

Written by: Jean Johnson
Series: First Salik War (Book 3)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Ace
Publication Date: November 29, 2016
ISBN-10: 0425276945
ISBN-13: 978-0425276945
Genre: Science Fiction

The national bestselling author of The V’Dan returns to her gripping military sci-fi series set in the same world as Theirs Not to Reason Why.

The First Salik War is underway, and the Alliance is losing—their newest allies must find a way to win, or everyone will be slaughtered.

Though committed to helping their V’Dan cousins, the Terrans resent how their allies treat them. The V’Dan in turn feel the Terrans are too unseasoned to act independently. And the other nations fear that ending the Salik War means starting a Human Civil War.

Even as Imperial Prince Li’eth and Ambassador Jackie MacKenzie struggle to get their peoples to cooperate, they still face an ethical dilemma: How do you stop a ruthless, advanced nation from attacking again and again without slaughtering them in turn?

The Blockade (First Salik War, #3)The Blockade by Jean Johnson

Let me preface my review by saying, I jumped into this series on book 3 and had no problem finding myself engaged in this tale.

Terrans are leaving when they are attacked by the Salik. Li’Eth and Jackie are by far what saves them but Li’Eth’s sisters machinations put a huge strain on their pairing and putting their lives in even more danger.

The interaction between the alliance members is by far my favorite part. Jean was the one with the political skills that again save the day…ultimately bring the war to a close.

The ending brought with it great closure but it would be interesting see the family dynamic continue.

I enjoyed The Blockade but found it a bit over descriptive and was anxious for the action and story progression. This was my first read by Jean Johnson and felt that she is an amazing world builder with unique and original storytelling.

I received this ARC copy of The Blockade from Berkley Publishing Group - Ace in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication November 29, 2016.

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