The Sundering: Dread Empire’s Fall

It’s been a while since I read the first book in this series, but time finally smiled on me and I got through the second one. The author’s taken the plot in a direction I hadn’t forseen after the first book. Lots of interesting plot twists, and if my to-be-read stack wasn’t so high, I might move right on to the third and final installment. If you like hard sci-fi/space opera you’ll probably enjoy this series, though it is a little distopian, so be warned.