This is the third book of the Last Chancers trilogy. Please notice that the novel was released in April 2004, almost three years after the first two! I would think that it meant the author took extra time to make the ending extra surprising and/or climatic. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
You must read the previous novels or you will not only be lost, but also never come to really know the characters, such as Kage and Schaeffer. Numerous battles occur with the single objective of letting me, the reader, marvel at the outstanding fights and a few strategical elements. I was not disappointed in these combat scenes either! Yet nothing important really happens here. They wander around, fight, wander some more, fight, on and on.
*** I got to see more orks than normal for a WH40K universe trilogy. Kage even seems a bit more believable than ever when a female enters the picture. Well, sort of anyway. You have to read in order to fully understand what I am driving at. (On a more personal note, and at the risk of sounding like a heretic, I really enjoyed the character of Urkug. He is a massive ork and bit like one of my online role playing orks.) This novel wraps up the original trilogy. The ending is weak and seems pointless, but not totally bad. For the full effect, consider purchasing the entire Last Chancers trilogy, with two extra short stories that tie it all together ISBN: 1844163008 ***
Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.