Top critical review
A good read
Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2018
This is not the complex world-building of Mccaffrey's earlier books. Lunzie, the protagonist, is most developed, but other characters really don't get a chance, as Lunzie moves through the decades in cold sleep. The enemy—the planet pirates—are barely one-dimensional, with no explanation of motivation or goals.
The aliens are interesting, and some are worth a bit more backstory than we get. Nevertheless, it is an entertaining read.