by Laura Lam & Elizabeth May (DAW, 2020); audiobook read by Christina Traister (Briliance Audio, 2020)
A really enjoyable space opera. Strong, intelligent, well-developed characters; dystopia on a galactic scale; a detestable but devious villain; action aplenty. In short, as satisfying as the first half of a brace of books can be. Traister’s audiobook narration sauces the pudding.