The sequel to The Last Place to Stand is finally out. In Perilous flight continues the story of Samuel, Susan and the rest of the survivors of Earth as they head to an unknown destination in an alien spaceship. It also chronicles the events of a civil war and the planetary system of Alachren.
This one took me a year and a half to write, making it the longest book yet at 412 pages. There are really two stories being told in parallel which intersect at the end. One in the starship and the other on a pair of planets. I love that I get to write about an alien civilization in this book. It was a lot of fun.
Having commandeered an alien vessel, Samuel and a small group of survivors from Earth take flight. But their destination is unknown by all but their alien ship’s computer, and their fearful journey is troubled by an uneasy truce between the Technophiles and the Waldenese, dwindling supplies, and a mysterious sickness that seems more than a sickness.
Meanwhile on a planet far away, a race known as the Alachrens face the possibility of extinction unless they can relocate to a nearby world. Their only obstacle lies in a disagreement with the original terraformers who decide they don’t want to share this new world, ushering them into a civil war that could determine the fate of everyone on their home planet.