"Space Opera at its' finest"
When Catten's mercenaries who were controlled by their Esoi
masters invaded Earth, the people of Terra put up a brave
fight but were ultimately defeated. Dissidents by the
thousands were dropped on the planet Botony and were
expected to colonize that world. That they succeeded was
due in large part to Zainal, a highborn Catteni who was
accidentally dropped and wanted to stay.
It was Zainal's plan that led to the destruction of the
Esoi and the liberation of Earth. Now, the once mighty
planet must rebuild their shattered world and Zainal, along
with his mate, former Denver resident, Kris Bjornsen,
intends to see that this happens. He leads an expedition
to Earth where they pick up some coffee and dental supplies
and then heads off for the trade planet Barevi where stolen
Terran goods are rotting away in greedy merchants'
It has been almost four years since the last Freedom book
was published but it was well worth the wait. FREEDOM'S
RANSOM reintroduces the audience to some old and beloved
characters and shows what has been happening in their lives
since they were last scene. There is plenty of action
especially daring feats to keep fans of space opera
thrillers very happy.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 10, 2002