The number of characters and the relations between them were superbly done. This writer knows what they're doing, and was able to bring together a host of themes that recurred in characters, setting, and plot and in an wholly engaging manner.
Hard to say. Nyx was a great character of course, but the author did a good job of letting us see a lot of depth in the other characters, especially the team: Anneke, Khos, Inaya, Rhys... There were some nice connections to Nyx's enemies as well - not your stereotypical completely evil baddies in this story.
Emily Bauer did excellent work changing her voice for different characters. I'd say in conversations Bauer really shined. I could truly hear the character. There were some times I felt she forced the poignant or soul-searching moments a bit too much, hence the 4-star not 5, but other than that, great job.
Hmm... I'm not sure I would say there was one moment, rather it was the piling up of subtle themes interlaced in each scene that moved me. Especially when it came to the consideration of war and how war affects us, the scenes in which we experience the war affecting these characters but also the moments that bring them to recall the aftereffects of war-related incidents.
Looking forward to Book #2 and #3!!!
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