No matter how good their intentions might be, some people always finds themselves on the crap end of situations. So it is with Brace Cordova. A cocky pilot that could have graduated cum laude from the School of Being Han Solo, Brace is picked up by an eccentric crew on an oddball ship on a dangerous mission. Trouble finds him, but through the situations his natural leadership qualities propels him to a prominent roll with the crew.
This is the first time I’ve read (figuratively read, since I listened to the audio book) anything by C. Steven Manley. He does a great job with world-building. Environments are seamlessly knitted into the story, adding depth to the narrative without getting in the way. One part of the world-building I especially enjoyed was the peek into ship navigation. Okay, so that might not be most exciting thing, but I enjoyed it because it sounded so plausible, so matter-of-fact.
Typically I don’t like trilogies or stories that span more than one book. But in this case I made an exception to listen to the first in the trilogy, expecting it to end on a cliffhanger. It did, though I won’t discuss because the author might hunt me down.
Being my second audio book, I’ve still not quite settled with the idea of a stranger reading to me. But I know this is completely my own hang up and shouldn’t reflect negatively on the author, story, or narrator. Although it is convenient to have a story whisk you away while plodding out a 5K on a treadmill.
Overall, a good book (audio), one you should consider checking out.