This is one of the best books I have yet read on smashwords. As part of a trilogy it is really a very competent book.
I was facinated by the friendship developing between Sha'erah and Alex, and was enjoying the character development immensely.
Kristine Williams books are very much dependant on good character development, because so much of the plot revolves around their growth, and inner/outer dialogue. If she fails with her characters the story falls flat. But here we have another example of a believable story about friendship between men, that is believable and utterly heartfelt. I highly recommend this series to anyone interested in sci fi, starships and strong friendships.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)