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Fortune's Folly

Outer Bounds, Book 2
By: Sara King
Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
Series: Outer Bounds, Book 2
Length: 24 hrs and 2 mins
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Summary

Fortune has a secret.

Humanity, in its struggle to escape its own planet's demise, began sending colony ships from Earth almost 700 years ago in the desperate hope a handful would find someplace habitable for human life and be able to continue our species. Only one ship survived.

It survived only because it found a vast swath of alien planets, all terraformed, all utterly abandoned. Alien megastructures cold and lifeless. Alien vehicles left in panicked lines, sealed from the inside, no corpses within. Empty space stations, with no one to run them but the dust. Resources everywhere, ripe for the taking.

But Fortune is different. Of all the planets colonized by humans after the chaos of Migration, this single jungle-infested colony on the very edge of the known universe holds the key to the alien collapse...and to humanity's survival. Everywhere else advanced alien ruins mar every surface, every planetoid, every debris ring and asteroid, but of the creatures that made them there is no sign. On Fortune something survives....

Unfortunately for humanity, while time is running out, a rebellion is brewing, one that could save our species - or consign it to dust like the aliens that came before us. Now, 700 years after our first brush with extinction, the fate of the human race once again rests on the shoulders of a few: a seven-year-old sociopath and her combat-gifted big sister, a man who's dreamed of the future, an infamous smuggler, and a Coalition pilot sworn to destroy the rebel cause.

This time, however, the stakes are higher. For lurking on Fortune is a secret.

An epic postapocalyptic science fiction adventure that will make you hold your breath, cry, curse the powers that be, and in the end question what exactly it means to be human.

©2016 Sara King (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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comes to a sudden end mid story!

Not as good as the first one, the character Natalie is so unbelievable as an ex solder, she is a very annoying girly brat that never stops whining! The character Anna is so very vile that it is hard to believe that she would seriosly get away with her stunts for so long, I think someone would have just 'topped' her. The middle gets very muddled with too much going on to follow properly. You just think it is going to round up to some conclusion but it doesn't........it just ends. Obviously it is going to conclude in a further book but even so, it is a bit abrupt. The premise is good and would make a very good Netflix series if you cleaned up the story line and rounded out the characters a bit but I don't think I will be bothered to get the next book if it comes to audible.