Destroyer is the first book in indie author Chris Fox’s military science fiction trilogy Void Wraith. It tells the story of Captain Nolan, who is sent to the lowly 14th fleet as a form of punishment in mysterious circumstances. As part of the 14th fleet, Nolan learns of a mysterious new threat and must, along with his crew, find out everything that they can of this new threat, all the while navigating the complicated relations they have to the other known races (the Tigris and the Primo) with little backing from their own government.
Brandon Sanderson once differentiated between his steak dinner and his burger-and-fries novels. Using this same broad categorisation, Fox’s Destroyer falls safely and completely in the latter category. This is not, of course, a bad thing: both categories have their places and neither is inherently better than the other. However, any potential reader of Fox’s series should keep in mind that the series is not driven by complex and sprawling plots, nor in-depth character studies, but simply the pursuit of some simple and fun action.