It is not essential to have read the first two books in the Chronicles trilogy to enjoy this final instalment which sees Rosie, Dalton and Pip persevering in their fight against Helios. The pace continues to keep the reader engaged in the action as Rosie shows her development into an independent person still torn by conflicting relationships with her father, guardians, allies and enemies. New alliances are formed and broken; set against the futuristic Newperth where there is no water, little food, and disease, survival is a constant fight. The Dark Star is the ultimate solution to the struggle. Another great read from Lara Morgan.