by Robert Buettner
Review by Steve Sawicki
Aspect Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 0446614300
Date: 01 September, 2005 List Price $6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
From official release/information:
Orphan's Destiny is the sequel to Buettner's first novel, Orphanage. It continues the story of Jason Wander, orphan and hero of Earth's first interstellar war. After surviving on Ganymede, Wander, and the remaining forces, are picked up and brought back to a hero's welcome on Earth. But Wander returns to an Earth changed by the war and busted by the effort to put together the single strike force it could manage to retaliate against the invaders. Wander finds himself an anachronism before his time, trotted out for show and tell by a government that would just as soon as dump him as shake his hand. But fate has other plans for Earth and Wander as the alien menace returns in force, making the first meeting seem more like a skirmish than a battle. Wander is quickly forced into action as one of the only humans with experience fighting aliens and he is quickly put in charge of another suicide mission, this time against odds so overwhelming as to make even the thinking of a plan seem ridiculous.