An enjoyable space opera. A heroine somewhat akin to Bujold's Miles Vorkosigan, though less frenetic. The characters are perhaps slightly flat, but I liked it enough to immediately order the next in the series.
A young woman from a wealthy trading company explores her own self's worth and tries to figure out what to do with her life. From naval academy disgrace, no fault of her own, to captain of one of her father's derelict spaceships, this very capable young woman is slowly finding her true self. It's a good introductory novel for this new and somewhat unique character. It's an easy read and not too heavy on the tech side of sc-fi. I gave it a 3 out of 5 stars. Worth reading but I haven't decided if I want to continue with the series. I like Moon but I don't think that this was up to her usual high standards.
A space opera in the venerable Andre Norton tradition, although grittier and more realistic. Kylara is a dynamic and very believable character, one caught in difficult situations, trying to deal with them as well as she can, and learning from her mistakes. Moon's writing is top-notch, and she tells a good story.
it's a simple assignment in space ; escorting one of the oldest ships on its final voyageto the scrapeyard . but boring business will soon take a back to test of courage and bravery she sails into a war !