The Last Colony
Retired from his fighting days, John Perry is now village ombudsman for a human colony on distant Huckleberry. With his wife, former Special Forces warrior Jane Sagan, he farms several acres, adjudicates local disputes, and enjoys watching his adopted daughter grow up.
That is, until his and Jane’s past reaches out to bring them back into the game—as leaders of a new human colony, to be peopled by settlers from all the major human worlds, for a deep political purpose that will put Perry and Sagan back in the thick of interstellar politics, betrayal, and war.
Barnes and Noble
The conclusion to John Scalzi’s trilogy begins with a bucolic moment. John Perry, the hero of Old Man’s War, and former Special Forces warrior Jane Sagan have become the proprietors of a small farm on a distant colonial planet. Such tranquility is, of course, not the preferred tone of first-rate science fiction, so readers won’t be surprised when trouble swoops down on this loving couple in their new assignment. At first, the new human colony that they will lead appears to be a utopian venture, but a hostile alien confederation shatters that dream. Strong characterization; engaging themes.