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Fun, Witty, and Exciting
Reviewed in the United States on November 8, 2021
I really enjoyed this book, and the series is coming together nicely. The lengths of the books are great because Terry can fit so much into it. The characters are all great and I eventually stop thinking of people as alien and more as another character to interact with. Maybe that's a negative for some people, not having alien attributes shoved in your face, but I think the story is what matters. I love how honest but pragmatic our characters are. I HATE when a main character is self defeating by being too noble or honest or goes against everyone's advice.
There are a few gripes with the series/ universe this is built in. The nature of this universe is there are tons of alien races in known space, which only spans about 80-100 light years of space. I find it very difficult to believe that in thousands of years these races haven't spread out more considering they have faster than light travel. It ends up being that humans are much more common in space, despite Earth not even knowing about this situation.
Regardless, Van and Co are great, and he and Torina have built great chemistry with each other and the AI. I look forward to seeing their adventures in future books.