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Author: Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Battle Axes
Daav yos’Phelium is on Delgado in his Jen Sar Kiladi persona. And he’s “married” with a 14 year old daughter.
This book is not about him.
It is about Theo, his daughter. And the politic’ing on a world full of eggheads who have no grasp on reality. This is about Theo growing up into her, unknown to her, Liaden heritage and piloting skills inherited from Daav.
I accidentally started Ghost Ship before this, which is 2 or 3 books ahead of this. And it wasn’t until I was at the 50% mark that I realized my mistake. Hence, a lot of what happened in this book was slightly referenced in Ghost Ship and I had pretty good idea of what was going to happen.
And I still enjoyed it. Not as much as the other Liaden books, as it is dealing with a 14 year old girl and the politics of scholars but it was still enjoyable. It was also good writing. I know it was good writing because it got me extremely frustrated, in several instances, at several of the characters and how they reacted. I am learning to enjoy moments like that because it shows that the authors know how to present a society, a character and their interaction. And that interaction isn’t always smooth, happy or rational.
By the end I was glad I had read this and was ready for more Theo Waitely, soon to be Pilot.