The Good: Great introduction to Hera, Kanan and their ongoing relationship, secondary characters that grow to be endearing by the novel’s end, an interesting setting with a nice dichotomy between the planet Gorse and its moon Cynda, and an intriguing look at the more mundane aspects of the Empire’s vast logistical operations
The Bad: A villain who appears to be complex at first but devolves into a one dimensional thug, an ambitious but cookie cutter Imperial Captain who only becomes interesting at the very end of the story, a slow, dull pacing that only picks up near the last third of the book, and a secondary character who remains incredibly irritating until the second half of the book.
The Ugly: Acid baths. Gruesome…
Book reviewed by Space Dragon contributor Matt Pellegrino