Description: In the final book of the In Her Name: Redemption trilogy, Reza Gard awakens in a hospital on Earth after having been in a coma for months. Charged with murder and high treason, he finds himself the scapegoat for a daring plot to assassinate the President of the Confederation.
Escaping with the help of Jodi Mackenzie, who is now hunted for what she knows about the death of the president, Reza discovers that something is deeply wrong with the Empire: the warriors have lost their will to fight. Compelled to step into a trap set for him and Jodi, the two once again find themselves bound for Erlang.
But this time it is to meet Tesh-Dar, who has been taken prisoner. Captured and sentenced to death, Reza can only watch as a human armada gathers for a strike against the Kreelan homeworld. But the human fleet – and humanity itself – will be doomed to utter annihilation unless he can reach the Empress in time…
Review 5 of 5 Stars
Altogether this has been a great series and I was thoroughly disappointed when I reached the end of Final Battle, the last book in Michael R. Hicks’ In her Name: Redemption trilogy because I truly didn’t want the story to end. Reza is a fantastic character who is incredibly interesting and easy to empathize with while reading. There’s a lot going on in this book and I think Mr. Hicks did a great job of wrapping it all up, though I can only hope that there’s another book after this one that will delve into other issues that would lead to a spoiler alert if I were to discuss them here. Once again there’s lots of action, intriguing characters and a gritty feel to the portions of the story that need it. These stories are filled with so much that it has become more difficult to review them for those who have not read the others in the series as I truly don’t want to give away too much and take away from the reader’s enjoyment of their own discoveries and realizations. This is great science fiction / fantasy (as there are some elements that could be considered fantasy by some) and I thoroughly recommend it. Mr. Hicks is a very good writer and I greatly enjoyed this book and the series as a whole. So 5 stars for Final Battle and 5 stars for the In Her Name Redemption trilogy as a whole. If you’re looking for something fresh and well thought out that will whisk you away to another place and time this may well be a story for you.