How is Adara supposed to protect billions of humans? The answer – she can only protect those she can. Getting her to realize it – that’s the hard part. Juggling her third pregnancy, new planets and society, and trying not to get killed by Hettians is a enough to deal with but those are just the bullet points on her to do list. From War to Resolve, I knew the series was ending.
Home – they’re barely settled when Adara’s off trying to help the humans. Why? Because it’s how she is. But the humans government is too arrogant to see they are about to be slammed. This started as one of the shorter books. The characters wouldn’t let me skim over the more serious issues at hand.
The Hettians attack!
Rushing through Human territory, Command does not respond to the attack leaving the outer stations, planets and settlements undefended. Death and destruction follow the Hettians.
Pregnant with twins, Adara fears for her family and her people. She wants to fight, to protect but doesn’t have the fire power to take on the Hettians. Short staffed and short on supplies, she questions every decision.
The Lux becomes a way station for those escaping the Hettian invasion. With assistance from the Etiennes, Adara works to rescue survivors but also tries to let the unsuspecting stations and settlements know what is headed their way.
Will the Hettians annihilate the Humans? Will any race be safe from them?
Evolution and Resolve started as one book. About the time I got through the initial book, I knew it was too long. So I split them. One thing which needed to be prominent was that prejudice doesn’t go away no matter what you do to wipe it out. There’s always a little lingering.
Humans only survives
Old prejudices haunt the Wayfarers as they make room for the survivors of the human race. Little incidents of vandalism and bigotry pile up. Adara and Decker face the day to day running of the Wayfarers both on planet and off. With Oakes’ reassurance and Decker’s support, she plans to take the new ship and explore their sectors.
Before they can go, humans only make an attempt to harm their children and family. Taking a hands off approach, the investigation is handled by people outside the family. Violence against the family and Adara’s assistants lead to the Wayfarers first trial.
Back in space, Adara settles into running the Wayfarers and exploring space. She finds comfort and excitement in learning how to delegate and balance her life. But the conflict isn’t resolved and follows her.
Will the Wayfarers and Humans come together?
One of the things I wanted to show was that prejudice isn’t one way. Everyone has prejudices to some degree. The question becomes whether you act on them or if you try to overcome them.
Bigotry haunts Adara.
Adara and Decker set out in their new ship to take workers to Monroe and find a new planet for the Etiennes. While they address violent riots on Homeworld, their children are attacked. Adara must be Mathair Naclan – mother of the clans. She learns to take control and stand firm behind her decisions which follow beliefs from a range of races including her own heritage of human and Wayfarer. The bigotry threatens the most vulnerable of her family.
Bias within the Wayfarers and against the Wayfarers frustrates Adara as she and her admin council defend against the Humans only group. The family is threatened by the people Adara rescued.
Can they find a way to peace or will the prejudice tear apart the connections Adara and the Wayfarers are making?
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