My local library just got in the Seafort Saga, and without really knowing what I picked Midshipman's Hope up and started reading it. Wow! I was hit with an awesome look at the future and really felt like I knew and could relate to the book's main character, Nick Seafort. Since then I couldn't put the books down. Now, six books later, I think that Children of Hope is an awesome volume in the continuing saga, but it also stands out uniquely on it's own. With a new main character, fourteen-year-old Randy Carr who is in desperate need of a father, Nick Seafort and his cast of familiar characters are not put on the back-burner, but rather closely intigrated into this young boy's fresh persective to make for some interesting plot twists and very realistic characters. This is a must-read for any fan of science-fiction or military novels!