Title: Last of the Nighthawks (Lady Hellgate #1)
Author: Greg Dragon
Narrator: Cari Scholtens
Helga Ate is finally getting her chance. Chosen for a coveted slot in the glorious Nighthawks, Special Forces, she will certainly be able to prove herself as more than a half-alien outcast.
But when her team deploys to the moon of Dyn, tragedy strikes, and Helga is put to the ultimate test – survival. Facing insurmountable odds and escaping torture, Helga and her mentor, Cilas Mec, are forced to face a fate worse than death. Battling brain-eating aliens and human pirates, the odds are stacked against them in every way. The rescue should be coming.
Unless the Alliance is involved in this botched mission….
Can Helga survive the odds to get out alive, or will she be the last of the Nighthawks?
When Helga is selected for her first mission, she isn’t sure what to expect. As the only female on an all male crew, there are challenges to overcome. Even more when her heritage is factored into the mix. Being only half-human has its advantages though as she learns while in Geralos captivity. As Helga fights her way through every challenge tooth and nail, she proves herself to those around her, slowly but steadily earning her title Hellgate.
Science fiction isn’t something I listen to a lot, but I found Greg Dragon’s work to be thoroughly engrossing. This is a military fiction/science fiction mix which made it even more intense. The world that he created in the story was sound, and the action was well-written. There were a few hiccups with the plot, but I found the book to be very enjoyable regardless.
Cari Scholtens did a fantastic job with voices. Her telling of the story was so smooth that I was able to devour this book in one sitting.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.