When Minny’s life changes, a career as a recruiter isn’t half as tempting as the new ambassador to Earth.
Minerva has been acting as Recruiter Norz for years. Her mind can split into eight different directions and propel the bot bodies in areas where the alien might be in danger.
When her daughter was taken from her too soon, she had to split her off time between taking care of herself and monitoring her child growing in the tank. In the battle between her and her child, she was losing herself.
Imbolt has been on his way to Terra for some time. His genetic match had produced a daughter, and five months from now, she would be out in the world. Unfortunately, the woman he had been matched with would not make it if he didn’t take matters into his hands and out of hers.
This is a very good ending to a very long series.
The series is an interesting one in that the enjoyment of the books is a cumulative one. Each short story is rather underdeveloped but as the books grow and grow the narrative becomes rich and engrossing.
The series is an expensive habit though. I try to borrow as well as purchase the books because the cost per book length is often not well balanced. However, I like supporting a writer’s livelihood and knowing that the price off the books allows her to write.
A few books in this long running series feel route and like a money making machine rather than fiction which also makes money.
This book is not one of those. We get a full fleshed love story that explores grief and leaning into each other.
This is a very good way to close out this world of which the author was clearly weary but this book doesn’t show it.