Taking on a new captaincy with the barony means that our captain Scott can now live a life of ease. His drinking will be tolerated, his hangovers ignored, and he will be in charge of the newest, fastest Supra Destroyer in the RIM Confederacy.
Life is good for Tanner, who enjoys his new ship and the favors of the Lady St. August, yet the PTSD he still suffers from the thwarted prison escape on Halberd still haunts him. He copes but needs support from loyal friends, and that keeps him going.
Except he soon learns that the simple task of doing his shakedown cruise on the BN Atlas means that he inadvertently finds a discovery that will shake the very foundations of science all across the galaxy.
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I hadn’t read any of the previous books before jumping into this one, but that being said, I still enjoyed the book. I’m sure there were continuing/connecting storylines that I failed to understand, but the book overall was enjoyable. It was a small story on a grand setting with interesting concepts and characters, and that’s what kept me going. I did find it peculiar that there seemed to be a lot of set-ups with no-payoffs (his drinking being the biggest point), and I have to wonder if; 1) that’s how the entire series is, or 2) the consequences of his drinking and other various vices/relationships will come into play in the following book(s).
The ending was fine, but didn't make me want to run out and grab the next book.
I thought the narrator was excellent, and was a great fit to the story. I have listened to his narration before, and he is always great. Good voices, and an easy listen.
It got me into reading more sci-fi novels.
Though I did enjoy the book, I probably won’t be checking out the rest of the series.
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