If you’ve come this far in the series, then there is no need for me to be coy introducing the third and final book in the Everness trilogy, Empress of the Sun (2013). Picking up precisely where Be My Enemy left off, it’s a well-paced, exciting, and to some degree personal, conclusion that almost, but not quite wraps up the series.
A trend forming, Empress of the Sun sees Everett and the crew of the Everness dropped randomly into yet another parallel world. Not a planet this time ‘round, however, the crew find themselves on a massive disc capable of containing millions of Earths. But its inhabitants prove to be anything but human. A lizard-esque race calling themselves the jiju, the crew have a bizarre run in with one of the them and subsequently get caught up in jiju Darwinian power struggles. Meanwhile, the Villiers have used the tracking device planted on the Everness to track the airship. Learning the airship is on the jiju world, they grow pale with fear. The worlds colliding in spectacular fashion, Everett’s quest to find his lost father grows ever more complicated.