||When I first picked up the book, I was pretty disappointed that Peter David decided to skip ahead a few years. Although as I read the book, I began to understand why. The New Frontier series was starting to get a bit dry and skipping a few years did add new life to the series. All the main characters are in this book and David did a good job of explaining what they have been doing. He also brings back a character, Xyon. The story is also good. But I can only recommend it to those who are caught up on the New Frontier series. Also, if you want a lot of action, you probably will be somewhat disappointed with this book. After the Fall is more of a drama then action, which isn't a big deal for me because the story was still very good. My only compliant is this is a hard cover book and yet still fairly short, ending with a cliff hanger. I would have rather had a thicker book with a complete story. But you don't always get what you want.