First read this book when it was new, then reread it just now. The other LT reviews cover both the story and the story’s weaknesses well enough….
I’ve returned to Cherryh after a massive dose of David Weber, Elizabeth Moon, and David Drake–all of whom I like immensely. But none approach C.J. Cherryh as a storyteller. This is rich stuff, with impressively well-drawn characters and a convincingly threatening environment.
Miss Cherryh’s a master.
This short review was originally published on LibraryThing.