Third-gender operative Dalí Tamareia thought their life as an ambassador ended when they joined a galactic intelligence agency. When they’re yanked out of the field and tapped to negotiate the surrender of deadly bio-engineered warriors who crashed into hostile territory, Dalí is thrust headfirst back into the tumultuous world of galactic diplomacy.
Dalí has faced Shontavians before, but not like these. The stranded mercenaries are highly intelligent and have an agenda of their own. Dalí can’t afford to be distracted from the negotiations by their own demons or the presence of a charming diplomat with a mysterious past.
As a brewing civil war threatens to derail the entire mission, Dali must use all their skills to bring this dangerous situation to a peaceful end—but the Shontavians may not be the biggest monsters at the table. Someone is determined to see Dalí and their team dead before they discover the brutal truth hidden in the wreckage.
Dalí Tamareia returns as the Peacemaker, in the sequel to the excellent first book in this thrilling science fiction series.
Peacemaker’s strength, as with the first book, is its protagonist, Dalí. They are an intriguing and fun character, and their demons are explored further in this book.
What I enjoyed about this book is having more time between Dalí, Gor, and Sumner. The development of the characters along with further Universe bulling is great.
I enjoyed this particular mission, especially the story surrounding the Shontavians. Their development and dilemma reminds me of some of the Star Trek episodes I enjoyed watching so much in my teenage years. The moral questions that the science fiction genre does so well, are brilliantly handled here.
Ultimately, this book is expertly utilised to further develop the characters and world building from book one, whilst setting us up perfectly for book three. The overarching storyline is always there to keep you hooked.
If you enjoy science fiction with diverse characters, lots of action, politics and espionage, then this series is for you. It has aspects of some of my favourite sci-fi TV series, like The Expanse and Deep Space 9. I thoroughly enjoyed returning on mission with Dalí in this book, so much so that I immediately started reading book three after fininshing the last chapter.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review.