Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommended: 14 and up

This book was courtesy of NetGalley.

At 500+ pages, this book is a “hefty” read. The story was great and very detailed, but I think the author can afford to trim the book a bit without losing much.

The idea behind the book was certainly unique but I think the author is likely to get more readers if the book was set up as two volumes – some may find the sheer size daunting in its current form.

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Commander Lanoe is a fighter pilot on one last mission. After chasing a young boy who murdered his father through multiple planets on a suicide mission, Lanoe finally gets him to stop and reconsider his decisions. However, not long after this, Lanoe is approached by a woman who tells him that her planet is under attack, and that nobody else is willing to help her.

Lanoe recruits a few other pilots to go and see who may be hurting the people on this planet. What they find, is even more concerning than the actual attack. Lanoe and his partners eventually begin to believe that aliens have created attack modules to kill the people on this planet, and that the first attack was only a test run.

Lanoe and his team are running out of time, and there’s not much that four pilots and a planet full of peaceful people can do against a fleet of alien-run AI who appear to be much more intelligent than they let on.

With the AI approaching the planet, and defenses still at a minimum, who will win this final war?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Forsaken Skies (The Silence)

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