In Deathwing Over Veynaa, the second book of The Last Legionary Quartet, the action is focussed on a single star system where the Warlord is trying to ferment war between two planets.
Keill battles the Deathwing mutant telepath Quern after it is revealed that Quern alone knows how to create the deadly radiation that destroyed Kreill’s world.
The organic metal that the Overseers replaced Kriell’s skeleton with come in handy again, when a second Deathwing agent uses a robot to try to crush Kiell to death.
My people believed … that if you sacrifice everything to win – all principles, all sense of right – you end up with a pretty hollow victory.
There’s a line in a Legion song – better to lose like men than win like beasts.
Not much more is learned about The One and the Warlord during the second book. The action remains fast-paced and Douglas Hill holds back in revealing who the second agent is until the very end. Glr’s humour and bravery comes over well, as does Keill’s growing fondness for his alien companion.
An enjoyable book leading to the next in the series.
Other posts in this series:
- Galactic Warlord: The Last Legionary Book 1
- Deathwing Over Veynaa: The Last Legionary Book 2
- Day of the Starwind: The Last Legionary Book 3