On the trail of the Hive, the alien life-form that was swarming across the galaxy literally devouring everything it encountered along the way, battleship class spaceship U.S.S. Merrimack stumbled across a still-active signal buoy at a far-distant globular cluster. And, against all odds, within the cluster they discovered three colonized worlds known as the Myriad, which the Hive had apparently overlooked.
Even the Roman patterner Augustus, loaned to them by the Palatine Empire-their former enemies and now their uneasy allies in the war against the deadly, seemingly unstoppable Hive-could not foresee all of the perils that would await them when they made contact with the humanoids who had obiviously colonized these worlds. But as paradox followed paradox almost too fast for the genetically and cybernetically enhanced patterner to follow-and as the Hive closed in on both the Merrimack and the ships of the Palatine Empire-it became critical to unravel the mystery of the Myriad. For the price of failure might be the destruction of not only the Myriad, but of Earth and Palatine as well...
The Myriad Tour of the Merrimack #1
This book was enjoyable! Started & finished quickly wanting more. Luckily its a series and i requested Books #2 ( Star Wolf) & #3 (The Sagittarius Command). Started out as a war between Two sides the US & Romans (Palatine Empire) while there are several other parties involved LEN (League of Earth Nations) several Alien planets. It Seemed Strange that after I read Book 1 and now i'm almost finished with book #2 I would have to say the book order almost seems backwards. If i were to start the series again or if i were to suggest this book to someone else i would say start with book #2 first and then read book #1.
Book #2 Wolf Star
Book #1 Myriad
This book was so a wonderful surprise! While it is your typical good guys/bad guys in space, it goes far beyond that with tremendous character development, historical references that keep the reader fascinated and a twist in the end that left me gasping. I loved this book and tracked down the next one eagerly. So far, only two that I'm aware of, but I am holding my breath for the next one!