Endgame (Sirantha Jax #6)
by Ann Aguirre
What is it about:
Sirantha Jax has the J-gene, which permits her to “jump” faster-than-light ships through grimspace. She loves nothing more than that rush, but the star roads have to wait…
Her final mission takes her to La’heng, a planet subjugated during first contact. Since then, the La’hengrin homeworld has been occupied by foreign conquerors.
All that’s about to change.
Now, as part of a grassroots resistance, Jax means to liberate the La’hengrin. But political intrigue and guerrilla warfare are new to her, and this will be the most dangerous game she’s ever played—spies and conspiracies, a war of weapons and hearts, and not everyone is guaranteed to make it out alive...
What did I think of it:
I will confess I have a love-hate relationship with Jax. This whole series has been a bumpy ride, with me loving Jax one book and loathing her in the next. Still Aguirre is such a great storyteller that even when I was loathing Jax I had to keep reading to find out what happened next.
At the end of Aftermath (book 5) I was at the point where I was seriously disliking Jax again and it was with both hope and fear that I started on Endgame, the final book in this series.
And let me say: Wow!
Not only did Aguirre manage to let me fall in love with Jax again, she delivers an action packed, tense and grim story, full of heartbreak and loss. Now the books in this series have always been grim, but this one tops them all. Still Aguirre writes in such a way that even when things are looking bad, there's always hope. Hope that things will change, that there's still a way out, a way to succeed.
It's this hope that made me want to keep reading to find out if and how Jax and her loved ones would survive the war they're thrown into.
And the ending:
Well, I can't go into it without spoiling it for those who haven't read the book yet, but I can tell you that the ending is worth it. This book is a fitting conclusion to Jax's adventures and although I'll miss reading about her (and Vel and March) I'm more than satisfied with how Aguirre ended this series.
I'll be rereading this series for sure and I'm already looking forward to the Dred Chronicles, which will be a spin-off of the Jax series.
Why should you read it:
It's an amazing, action packed SciFi adventure