Hell Divers 2: Ghosts - humans can't survive without hope...

  • Posted on: 13 July 2018
  • By: Lore

Hell Divers II: Ghosts Book CoverTen years have gone by and much has changed for the remnants of humanity that remain aboard The Hive. Leon Jordan is now the Captain and Tin has grown up to become the Commander of team Raptor. It is no surprise that he decided to follow in the footsteps of his father and X and become a Hell Diver since X's loss is still felt to this day. X may be gone, but he is not forgotten, and his final sacrifice has turned him into a role model that still gives people hope, which is in short supply. Captain Jordan has abandoned Captain Ash's belief that humanity would one day return to Earth and he is willing to do whatever it takes to convince the rest of the crew that the surface is forever lost. However, walking away from the dreams of so many people is bound to have consequences...

Nicholas Sansbury Smith extends the scope of the story nicely by providing background on how the Earth became a toxic wasteland and how the creatures that rule it came into existence. All of this is uncovered through the expeditions of the Hell Divers who also start to uncover the truth about what their Captain is hiding from them. By the time things build to a potentially ugly confrontation you are emotionally invested in the outcome and hoping your favorite characters will come out on top. I have been pleasantly surprised by this series and I am honestly surprised this isn't a TV series or a video game as it would be excellent in both forms.

For audiobook listeners, R. C. Bray is back at the mic and does another great job as the narrator so this one just flys by when you are listening. I am eagerly moving on to book 3 to see what happens next!