Occasionally improbable but interestingly speculative, I found the story fun and the narrator excellent. Festina's delightful internal voice and devel..Show More »opment as a character is absolutely is the strongest thing about this book, but I will be interested to hear more about this universe, the League of Peoples, the Explorer Corps and the Admiralty in the other books.
What's with Audible's numbering of the series, though? Is there not a Book 2?
It's been 2 years since the events of the previous book.
The book has a very slow beginning about 1/4 of it is just informational story line..Show More » about new acting scene, it was so boring that I almost dropped it, but gradually it picked up the pace, and yet it was completely different from the first book.
The story is kinda science fiction conspiracy detective with completely new set of characters, and even those that are familiar to us have a completely different feel to them.
This is book 5 in The League of Peoples. For the most part, all the books in this series are of the less than totally serious type. Oh, the protagonis..Show More »ts get into trouble, there is mayhem and characters die, but still generally fun light reading.
This book is in the voice of Oar (as she always introduces herself, an Oar is an implement used to propel boats). Oar is a charming childlike, self-centered, beautiful, transparent (literally) woman who we met in book 1. She was not in books 2, 3, or 4.
Don't look for hard science in this series. It isn't like that. Read or listen to these when you want something light and entertaining.
There are quite a few humor gems. For example, top military council is made up of corrupt and incompetent people. One of the characters seriously complains that just a few hundred years ago, such people would never be put in charge of anything. :)