I started out thinking this was a typical, run of the mill space opera. I thought I would only read the first chapter and then move on. Little did I know 400 or so pages later on the first story; I would have a new series to read and respect. There are many writers in specific genre, it's nice to find someone who knows their stuff and can produce an interesting story, believable characters and plausable tech. I will definitely recommend these and the other stories to anyone.