Nine years of tranquility came to an abrupt end when a Méridien starship entered the Hellébore system, sounding a dire warning for Alex Racine, the Haraken president. Unwanted visitors had arrived again. But this time, they're not alien; they're human.
Claiming to have followed the course of a colony ship launched a millennium ago when Earth wrestled with resource wars and climate change, the mission commander, Antonio García, requests a meeting with the planet's leaders. The Earthers profess a kinship with all humans, and their great desire is to have Méridien join their United Earth (UE).
Alex Racine journeys to Méridien to investigate and uncover the Earthers' intentions. In the Haraken world, SADEs (self-aware digital entities) have been freed from their boxes aboard the Méridien-built starships. The mobile SADEs are powerful players in Alex's strategies, inventing ingenious methods to investigate the Earthers and their ship.
Complicating matters, the Méridien leadership is in turmoil. The Council Leader insists her people ignore the Earthers, but this path has costs. As tensions escalate, García sends a request for support to his superiors back on Earth, lest his discovery of the rich, Méridien worlds, boasting unbelievable advanced technology, slip through his grasp. A UE battleshiop heeds the call, escalating the pressure for action.
Join the journey as the Harakens and Méridiens work together to protect their planets, and their way of life, from the newest invaders.
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This story continues to interest me, the technical develops, and the story grows, and you feel there is always more to come. Which makes me want to get the next in series.
Ripping Yarns in space (Episode 4)
The best yet! Gets my 5 Star rating.
The mystery of the Silver Ships is solved and the evil plan behind them is resolved ... for now. Alex and his band of refugees have found a home and a peaceful time ensues .... until a new enemy appears!
This episode of a highly enjoyable adventure series gets more faced paced, more inventive and contains elements of real jeopardy for our beloved characters. The villains of the piece are well drawn and it is clear that if our heroes are to win, and there is a very real sense that they may not .... then the price of any victory will be high .....
I loved this episode and I have now bought number 5 ....