Goodreads Synopsis: After the traumatic events of the War for Phang, Hazel, her parents, and their surviving companions embark on a life-changing adventure at the westernmost edge of the universe.
Wow. Another volume done. This series just keeps getting better. If you haven’t read this one yet, prepare yourself. It’s an emotional one. Also there are spoilers in this review.
This volume follows Marko, Alana and Hazel as they head to a far planet to get medical help for Alana and her dead baby. Volume 8 deals very honestly with Alana needing to get help for this, and it was heartbreaking to see the family deal with the loss of their child.
There was also a brief plotline with the Will in Vol 8. It provided some background into why he became a mercenary, and also followed his story after he got shot. Again the Will is accidentally being tied to Marko and Alana, and it looks like yet another person is going to try and hunt them down for money.
There was an interesting storyline with Robot’s son Squire, and how he was being raised by Ghus. Squire is an interesting child, and unlike Hazel is very serious. Though what could one expect have a father like Robot.
I really liked where this volume ended, it was very playful and seemed to say that Volume 9 might have a bit more happy times for the characters. I can’t wait to read more. I gave Volume 8, 5 stars on Goodreads.