Dalí Tamareia has the terrorist Skadi in their sights – but bringing her in may cost them everything.
Dalí’s role as an undercover operative is compromised, putting a target on their back and threatening the close-knit team aboard Thunder Child. A new lead on Miriam Skadi’s activities forces them back to Luna, where they must confront everything they tried to run from…including their changed relationship with Rion Sumner, who insists on backing up Dalí for this investigation.
But Dalí is not the only one searching for Skadi. An alien presence hunts the terrorist as well, taking over Sumner’s body to ensure Dalí’s cooperation. With their team on the other side of the solar system Dalí must depend on this questionable ally to complete the mission, which takes a deadly turn when an old nemesis resurfaces.
If there is any chance for a future with Sumner and their chosen family, Dalí must exorcise the demons haunting them, or they will burn in the heart of a star.
Dalí returns in what I understand to be the final instalment in this scintillating science fiction series. I picked up this book immediately after finishing book 2, Peacemaker, which is testament to this action-packed series, filled with political intrigue, and brilliant characters.
On this mission, our protagonist is challenged by facing their past, present, and future, in the highest stakes yet. Dalí’s inner demons are tested on all fronts as we race from Mars to the Moon. I loved that all of the threads from the previous books culminated into a very satisfying conclusion in this book, whilst also introducing new alien characters, like sentient AI.
The development of the characters, particularly Dalí and Sumner, is one of the driving forces of the book. I was happy to see them both take on this mission together, and see their relationship develop. Dalí continues to be one of the more interesting characters I’ve read over the past year. The complexity of their character, both mentally and physically, is brilliantly explored by the author – plus they are fun and don’t pull any punches either.
Third Front is a fantastic conclusion to this trilogy, leaving some doors ajar which could mean a return for Dalí and her found family in future missions… I would read more from this universe and its characters in a heartbeat.
If you enjoy science-fiction that is action-packed, filled with political intrigue and espionage, with interesting and diverse characters, aliens and technology, found family, romance, moral dilemmas, high stakes, and a feisty MC, then the Dalí Tamareia series is one I highly recommend you check out.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review.