Against all odds, the Legion has just restaked its claim on the volatile Cumbre star system--not an easy win. The isolated and highly outnumbered Legion had to fight this civil war guerrilla-style--and without any help from the human Confederation government. In fact, the Confederation has remained ominously silent all along...
With their enemies temporarily subdued, the Last Legion must now answer the question on everyone's lips: What has happened to the Confederation, the power that holds together a thousand star systems, the government the Legion serves? Why has there been not a single word from them, especially during the Legion's time of need? To answer these questions, the Legion must travel from one galaxy to another to gather information. But can they keep their mission a secret from enemy forces long enough to discover the truth?
Book 4 of 4 of the Last Legion
Good, but as the last book in the series, the ending was a whimper
Fourth book in the series. This time our favorite military unit is searching for what caused the Empire to disappear. They create a 'circus' to go undercover and visit various worlds and eventually the planet that is the home of the former empire's government. As the circus goes to various planets, the author weaves in observations about different types of governments, which isn't as much insightful as it is sad.
The ending was problematic, but it was still worth reading. Would you be better off just reading the first three books? Probably not.
Science fiction based story about new recruits in a fighting force at the end of an empire (both the geographic end of the empire and the 'time' or final curtain call end of an empire).
The whole series (there are four books) compares favorably to the William Henry Giles Kingston books, the Three Midshipmen thru the Three Admirals and the Brotherhood of War series by WEB Griffin.
Excellent reading, that keeps you engaged and you will not want to put it down. The story includes violence (it is a war book), and alien swear words (so they don't count).