New Frontiers - a new series in the Black Fleet universe
Humanity may have survived the Phage War that occurred in the Black Fleet Trilogy but the impact of that conflict is just now starting to be revealed. The factions within the Terran Confederacy no longer desire an overarching government (or unified defense fleet) and just as things start to splinter apart two new alien races arrive on our doorstep. One race offers friendship while the other wants war, yet it isn't obvious which of them is the bigger threat...
Joshua Dalzelle starts this new series not long after the end of the last one and all the main characters return even if they are a bit older and certainly more fatigued with conflict. Our technology might be better at the start of this war but the fact that humanity is so splintered puts us at a major disadvantage that is easily exploited by our new enemies. It is often hard to figure out if the aliens, or our own human nature, is the bigger threat to our continued survival.
Since this is the start of a new series little is resolved in this book but it does a good job of establishing the new storylines and it certainly left me wanting more. For audiobook fans Mark Boyett is back at the mic so fans of the first series will instantly feel at home. If the first series left you wanting more then don't hesitate to pick this one up and continue to fight.