I've read this a second time. It certainly fits the bill for a large complex space opera. I've just bought books 1 & 2 from the series and will start on that.
It's a great start to a series with all the characters being setup for later without the problem of making too long or obvious that is what is going on. I like how there are some twists in it too, without telegraphing to the reader that is what will happen beforehand.
Thanks for writing it, I enjoyed it a lot.