This is a great ending to the Confederation novels. Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr has finally been sent back to her unit on the front, when they’re attacked. Torin pretty much knows she’s going to die when she hears a bomb coming in on their position, but she instead wakes up in a prison camp. Except their enemies – the Others – don’t take prisoners. So Torin’s got a mystery and a massive task on her hands – figure out what the hell is going on, and how to get all her fellow Marines out alive.
This is a satisfying end to the story – we finally get to meet the Others, and see how the Big Yellow Space Ship that was discovered in one of the previous books figures into things. Of which I’ll say no more, because in that direction, spoilers lie. I’ll just say that Torin succeeds at her tasks, and I was very satisfied by the conclusion.