Note: Beware, there are a few spoilers in this review. What I really enjoy about the Blackbeard universe is its frontier/wild west vibe. Sounds weird right? But it actually it works. Albion is like the old British Empire of the 18th/19th century and everywhere (well, mostly) else is like the wild west where, for example, Vikings (futuristic pirates) plunder and loot any ship for the taking, indulge in slavery and don't get the Scandians (futuristic Vikings/pirates) started on the subject of women (they definitely don't belong on board any ship, let alone a warship). Wallace's vision of the future is heavily influenced on Earth's past and is perfectly believable (in my opinion, at least), particularly when you consider the vast distances between planetary systems.
Star Wolf continues the story of former pirate queen, Catarina Vargas as she continues to organise a forward base for Admiral Drake's ships which are fighting the Apex. Her mission is to gain a foothold on the planet Viborg (a Scandia world) by any means possible, even if it means working with a couple of Scandian brothers whom she crossed paths with in the previous book. Once again, Catarina finds herself dealing with her former fiance, Edward McGowan who thinks he's the one in charge and takes every opportunity to go over her head. Star Wolf had some great space battles and is, overall, a great and entertaining series :)