The sudden appearance of a second space elevator in Brazil only deepens the mystery about the aliens who provided it: the Builders. Scavenger crew captain Skyler Luiken and brilliant scientist Dr. Tania Sharma have formed a colony around the new Elevator’s base, utilizing mobile towers to protect humans from the Builders’ plague. But they are soon under attack from a roving band of plague-immune soldiers. Cut off from the colony, Skyler must wage a one-man war against the new threat as well as murderous subhumans and thugs from Darwin—all while trying to solve the puzzle of the Builders’ master plan . . . before it’s too late for the last vestiges of humanity.
I think this could be one of my favorite new science fiction series.
The Exodus Towers takes place after the events of the Darwin Elevator and it doesn’t miss a beat before the action sets in. Between Tania dealing with the quickly shrinking supply of fresh air and water, Skyler barely avoiding getting killed by a psychotic group of immunes, to Sam having to survive and reorganize the Darwin underworld because a religious crime lord wants to make a power play and is holding her and Kelly hostage, Hough does a fantastic job of keeping the suspense and action going, no matter what part of the story readers are in.
And to top it all off these tense situations all the characters are in are only the starting points in this second installment of the Dire Earth series. Hough pushes the story along at a brisk pace, never allowing readers to get bored.
On top of that Hough has created a fantastic group of characters that readers will love. Skyler, Tania, Sam’s characters continue to get flushed out and get the limelight, even as new and surprising characters enter the story, including new immunes, old enemies, and shocking new friends.
Publisher: Del Rey
Published: August 27, 2013
Link to Buy: http://www.amazon.com/Exodus-Towers-Dire-Earth-Cycle/dp/0345537149/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1377588450&sr=1-1&keywords=the+exodus+towers