Vienne and Durango are back in the second in the Black Hole Sun trilogy. This book is just as action packed as the first in the series with just as much snappy dialog and great fight scenes. This series definitely reminds me a bit of Firefly with its mix of new technology, old world Asian influences and new world settlers. Then there is the big global corporation that has taken over the planet, doing experiments on people perhaps??, ex-army members fighting the corporation. It does seem like a lot of Firefly influences in the storylines. Not that it is a bad thing…I loved firefly and am one who was sorry to see it taken off the air so soon.
This was a fun book to read and it went really fast. Vienne and Durango are awesome characters with great chemistry and repartee. I love the AI Mimi and her relationship with Durango as well. She is like the mother hen who gives him the swift kick he needs. I will say that since this book was so action packed that the plot got a little convoluted at times…it seemed like there was a lot going on and the motivations were not always clear. Still not at the end of the book, which did end on a cliffhanger. So I guess we are going to have to wait until the next book to see how this all plays out.