this is one of the best series that I've listened to in a long time. I definitely recommend buying the entire thing
I thought that the new love interest that was introduced was clumsy and gratuitous. It adds a soap opera feel to the otherwise growing respectability of the saga.
Well written mature Sci Fi. Could use slightly more character development especially for the peripherals. I get the sense that's intentional to emphasize the protagonist. In my opinion more information would not have been a hindrance nor would it have slowed the pace of the narrative creating moments of exhaustion. This book not only reads quick but leaves you parch in need for the new release.
Other than the typecast engineers or other trope, all the female characters are 2-bits... its painful to hear how one sided all the females are in this world. Sometimes authors use characters as plot devices, but not the whole gender. if its not slavish hero worship blossoming into a firm grasp of the obvious (cough... morals) its bladed sex as weapon with the most reserved psychological frenifits this side of the Andromeda. too much time on Pirate battles (innnn Sppppaaaaacee) and not enough time convincing the audience that his characters are real people.
This is the third time listening to this series. A good story with eerie remembrances of what is to come in this and the next Lost Frontier series.