Book two in the The Jupiter Chronicles, The Ice Orphan of Ganymede kicks off with a bang. The Jovians are free from Phobos, but there’s still a lot of cleanup to be done and a civil war that is threatening to erupt. First Petros’ popularity has taken a hit and one of the Jovian General is advocating for his replacement.
But that’s not all, Ian back on Earth is sick and getting sicker. Nothing on Earth is able to help him, so Callie tries to take him back to Jupiter to see if they can cure him. What they find is a mess of a situation and a possible lead in the Book of Ganymede. Except the Book of Ganymede is missing so Ian and Callie have to go off to find it first. In doing so, they find much more than just something to help Ian.
The second book in this series ably builds on the framework set up by the first novel and opens up more the intriguing universe set up by the author. We learn more about Jupiter and its inner workings and the plot twists are delightful. I can hardly wait to see where the next book takes us.