Extinction Aftermath - it ain't over til it's over.
The Extinction Cycle series picks back up as the fight against the Juveniles heads over to Europe. Kryptonite did its job against the Variants but the Juveniles are growing up now and they are much worse. Luckily in the U.S. most of the major cities have been reclaimed and there are now Safe Zones being established where refugees are gathering to start to rebuilding process; however, Europe is a different story. Over there the Juvenile threat was not dealt with when they were still young and now they have grown into something far worse than their US counterparts. That's bad news for everyone.
Now that Beckham and big Horn are retired, Fitz finds himself the new leader of Team Ghost and his first mission as the leader is perhaps harder than anything faced by his predecessor. He is on his way to Europe to repeat the storming of the beach at Normandy but this time the invading forces have no idea what they are in store for. Fitz does his best to live up to the standard set by Beckham but his self doubt could ultimately cause him to be the failure he often thinks that he is. History is also being repeated back on U.S. soil as a new Civil War starts to take shape and President Ringgold finds that her plans to rebuild society are not appreciated by everyone.
Unfortunately for the reader by the time this book ends none of these new story lines are resolved and this one is a total cliff hanger. So if you don't stop at book 5, which works just fine as a series finale, then know you will need to go all the way to book 7 to reach a resolution to the story. Does this extension actually make the series better? I am not so sure that it does.
Once again audiobook fans have the option of picking up a boxed set of the second 3 books on Audible and this is another good deal although it still leaves you without book 7 which you will need to pick up by itself. Bronson Pinchot does another good job as the narrator and he is well established as the voices of all the main characters.