Waiting on Wednesday 
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
I’ve gotten onto a science fiction kick of late and Jean Johnson is one of my latest discoveries. She’s not a new author — far from it, in fact — but she was new-to-me until recently, since I just picked up A Soldier’s Duty. I’m not done yet but it’s a great read so far so I’ve added Hellfire to my want list. It comes out on July 30 so I have time to catch up before this one is released.
Her story began in the national bestsellers A Soldier’s Duty and An Officer’s Duty. Now Ia is captain and commander at the helm of Hellfire, where she is finally free to chart the course for the fulfillment of her destiny
As captain, Ia must now assemble a crew that can rise to the ultimate challenge of saving the galaxy. The hardest part will be getting them to believe her, to trust in her prophecies. If they don’t, her own crew will end up being the biggest obstacle in her race against time.
The Salik are breaking through the Blockade, plunging the known galaxy into war. Ia cannot stop it this time, nor does she want to. This is the terrible price she has seen all along—that some must pay with their lives so that others might live. Now only time itself can prove whether each member of her crew is merely a soldier or truly one of Ia’s Damned.