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Wess’har Wars Series by Karen Traviss

The Wess’har Wars series feature Shan Franklin as the main protagonist, but there are quite a number of secondary supporting characters that have significant roles in the series. There are 6 books in the series, and the first is The City of Pearl. Shan Frankling, an Environmental Hazard Enforcement officer is sent on a mission with Marines and scientists to a distant planet. They arrive in the midst of the beginnings of a conflict between 3 different alien cultures who all have claims for the planet they arrived on. For a further synopsis read the back flap blurb in the review of The City of Pearl.

As a whole, I really enjoyed this series. It became one of my favorite places to visit, and I was sad to see it come to an end. For my review on the first in the series (City of Pearl), just click on the picture and voila! If you like your sci-fi with a heavy dose of alien culture and world building, this is definitely something to check out. It may also be of interest to readers that enjoy sci-fi with strong female characters, a strong military presence/mindset,  or are interested in possible environmental policy driven plots and subplots. If you’d like to read more, just click on the link under the pictures, and I promise I won’t get too spoilery. If you’re concerned that I may let something slip, just know that this was something different from the sci-fi I had read before, and I really enjoyed it. Check it out.

My Rating (series as a whole): 5 out of 5

For my more specific thoughts on the individual books, click here