Thursday, December 22, 2016

Review of Tour of the Merrimack: The Myriad/Wolf Star by R.M. Meluch

Author:  R.M. Meluch.
Title:  Tour of the Merrimack:  The Myriad/Wolf Star.
Publisher:  DAW.
Copyright:  2005, 2006.
Pages:  650.
Price:  $8.99 (US).

Overview and Impressions:
The crew of the USS Merrimack are at war with the Roman Palatine Empire, who desire to conquer the galaxy.  In the 24th century, America's best devise a containment strategy of Roman's ambitions.  Then the alien Hive ran amock Roman's outer colonies and crushed the empire.  The Romans are forced to ally with the Americans to defeat the inhuman invaders...

The Myriad is a story about the Merrimack rescuing an alien race in the Myriad, a globular star cluster when the core star holding it together becomes a singularity or black hole.  Wolf Star is about Roman attempts to capture the Merrimack after they get a hold of her sister ship, the Monitor.  The Hive plays an important part in both stories.  However, you need to read The Myriad in order to understand the following novels in the series because of its twist ending.  It caught me off-guard.


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