Summary: The gripping conclusion to Stephen Donaldson's Gap Saga
The remaining characters, Morn, Davies, Angus, Warden and Holt Fasner are all in here. Challenging, hoping, preying on each other. Each has their own agenda but together they hold the fate of humanity in their hands.
Are the days of the UMC about to come to a close. Will war finally break out between the Humans and Amnioni.
Morn Hyland has blindly struggled and suffered to keep both herself and her force-grown son, Davies (the off-spring of Angus' multiple rapes), alive. She managed to escape the clutches of Angus once (with the help of Nick Succurso) but is now dependent upon Angus' co-operation (willing or not). Can she (and Davies) avoid falling into the hands of the Amnioni to be studied to see why she is immune to the Amnioni mutagens.
Angus, a rapist, pirate and habitual coward. Transformed into a powerful cyborg by the UMCP, is desperate not to fall back into their hands. The software the UMCP loaded him with makes him an unwilling puppet to their wishes, Can he escape and gain his freedom.
Holt Fasner, the head of the UMC, is busy trying to manipulate the tensions between Humans and Amnioni to hold onto his position as the most powerful human being alive.
Warden Dios, one of his Chiefs of staff, knows he must depose this self made emperor and is determined to bring this about.
The Amnion, the only alien race ever met by humans, is now aware that the humans have a defence against their mutagens. They begin to realise that if they don't strike now, the human race may never be conquered.
This gripping finale will have you reading into the wee small hours, and then some. Who will emerge victorious. Indeed just who will be left alive at the end of this, the fifth and final chapter of the Gap series. Read it to find out.
Whilst I must admit to prefering Stephen Donaldsons Fantasy based writings, this series is compelling and I have had to have each book more or less on the day of it's release. The characters are believable and each have their strengths and weaknesses.