Book Review of The Hope's End (Vel Chronicles, Bk 1)

The Hope's End (Vel Chronicles, Bk 1)
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On a planet decimated by plague and political upheaval, young Vel has survived by living on his wits. A seasoned con man who has learned to thing only of himself, Vel is forced to choose sides in a civil war. But the choice is made more complicated when Vel learns the truth about a mysterious alien race that predated the settlers of Hera.
It turns out that Vel may not be who he thinks he is.