Let me start with the good stuff: I enjoyed this book. It jumps right into a space opera plot plot based on an almost-British Empire-type navy Space Marine elements. The atmosphere of honor and bureaucracy was beautifully evoked from the first page. The characters are memorable and vividly described, they have full lives and real problems, and the action and battle descriptions are compelling.
That would be 4 stars. Except.
I stopped noting spelling and punctuation errors within the first chapter, the paragraph structure was often odd, with dialogue sometimes buried and sometimes not, and there were tons of awkward "saidisms." Things like, < “Way to go, Noble.” She snapped.> and really jarred me out of the reading flow.
There are also distracting format issues. I downloaded epub & mobi, and both opened with an odd mix of single- and double-spacing that couldn't remedied in iBooks, SonyReader or Kindle.
Formatting, punctuation errors and basic structural muddiness subtract stars from a recommendation. This would be a 2 rating, but it's free, and it's worth reading if you can tune out a lot to enjoy a good story.
(review of free book)