Finished this book in 01 day. Excellent book. This book was an emotional roller coaster. This series is definitely my favorite when it comes to space operas. I was happy to see Ayan (go engineers!) with a bigger part and Ronnin is just a blast. He keeps the story light when things get a bit emotional with Ayan, Jake, Alice and the rest of the crew. Can't wait till the next book. I know the author states that you can just start reading from this book but you really need to start from the very beginning to get a better understanding of the characters. The characters are well developed and are at the core of this series. They are given a lot of face time so you can choose your favorites and follow them as they develop throughout the series. I have read plenty of space operas and for the most part the stories follow a similar pattern so I look more for character development mixed with some space battles. Have fun! I'm sure you'll like it.
Well, I have been anxiously waiting for this book for almost a year. I don't know where to start. One moment I was reading the book and the next moment it was over. That's how good the story was. I was so caught up with characters, I lost track of time. I have to say that this book is my favorite of the entire series. The story just flows and before you know it, it's over. Now I have to wait for another year.
What I like about the authors writing style is how he gives us the perspective of each individual characters thoughts and feelings. Ayan, the engineer, is still my favorite (so is the crazy fighter pilot). You get to spend time with them and develop a bond with them. Being a fan of space operas, it's normally the same hero defeats entire fleets or the hero is some super soldier who defeats whole armies on his own. Don't misunderstand me, they are entertaining but basically I read them to pass the time. With his books, I look forward to the story and how the characters will develop both individually and as a group.