Adam Alsing—at least that’s what they tell him his name is—has no idea who he is or why he’s huddled naked in the snow next to a mysterious silver pod. When a gorgeous, no-nonsense sheriff by the name of Claire Lawson rescues him, she explains the planet’s under attack—and he’s been missing for over two years. The problem is, what he doesn’t remember can kill them.
Keeping the peace in her post-apocalyptic town is all the trouble Sheriff Claire Lawson can handle. Until the MIA Chosen One—the guy who could have prevented the apocalypse—interrupts her supply run. The Shipborn aliens want to study him, and what’s left of the Terran government wants to lock him up. But his charming demeanor and his desire to help, along with his sexy smile, has Claire fighting her better judgment to keep Adam around. For now.
We go back to the beginning in many respects here as Adam Aisling aka the Chosen One has reappeared roughly two years after he supposedly died. His failure to close the Nexus had catastrophic consequences and now humanity (or Terrans) are facing extinction as alien entities from a different dimension devour all in their path. So how did Adam survive being sucked into a black hole and more importantly what is different about him now? Adam has no answers, no memory and yet hopes to learn to live again.
I'm not going to go into too much about the plot because I enjoyed it so much I wouldn't want to spoil it for others. Yes, there are dark, soul sucking, creatures but there are also 'good' aliens known as Shipborn trying to help save the Terrans but they and their technology are not wholly trusted. It doesn't help that they are reluctant to let the entities know of their presence but there we reach the crux of the matter I fear.
Adam is a hero in more ways than one! His love interest is the tough Sheriff Claire Lawson, a woman who has already stepped up to quite literally embrace alien activity! Then of course we have the joy that is Ship! A sentient spaceship (remember Farscape?), this AI is nosey, opinionated, annoying as anything, and the star of the show!
I loved the dilemmas thrust at the characters, the prejudice, the mystery of just what Adam has become but most of all the sheer complexity and brilliance of this far from fluffy Sci-Fi romance.
I was gifted a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.