Final Stand by J L Pawley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
In which the Generation Icarus adventures finally conclude...or do they?
There's a reason why the term "Post-Dramatic Jess Disorder" was coined for this book. Of all the Icarus stories (including the Origins novellas), this one has the highest levels of action and feels by far. Especially when Kess and Con are in scene. Especially-especially when the dreadful Reverend enacts his most secret, most devastating plan yet (after which, truly, nothing will ever be the same again for our favorite team.) And then there's the involvement of the Flock, a team of European Icari with an unfortunate connection to those damned Evos (and, thankfully, an in-name-only connection to Max Ride and her Flock, who would no doubt join the Flight to kick these guys' asses, provided Hawk, Kess, and Lory left them any spare ass to kick). When their secret member is unveiled, that's probably the part that made me lose it more than any other single moment in this series.
*sigh* The main series may be over, but at least I can still eagerly await one more Origins novella for Condor. There's someone I need to remember as he was before this book, that's for damn sure. In the meantime, ave atque vale, Generation Icarus! And maybe someday I'll honor you guys with a much-needed addition to the ever-growing ranks of Icarus fanfic... :D
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