Crucible of Time is the second book in the Out of Time series. Multiple crews are sent out to prevent the Mindaru from destroying the galaxy. However, they were not coordinated, which may spell disaster.
I did not read book one of the series, but I was able to follow the story and enjoy the adventure. And what a big adventure it is!
Back in space and time, the crew helps two worlds make peace. I enjoyed learning how the warring worlds started to be at odds with each other and found it to be the main reason many arguments are created (sorry, you will need to read the book to find out what I am referencing). Without giving away anything, I will say that the way they solved the problem was spectacular, and the outcome was perfect.
Beyond these worlds, a more significant threat looms – the Mindaru. They have an interesting backstory, but that doesn’t make them any more likable. They are the real threat to the galaxy and to time itself. As far as bad guys go, the Mindaru are the boogeymen of space.
Wrapping the book up came with new issues for the characters. They saved their world, the galaxy, and the timeline but now face the reality that something else is happening on Shipworld. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
If you enjoy sci-fi, this is a great book – and if you get a chance to read the book one, I would highly recommend reading that first.
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