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This is a well-written and superbly narrated first book in a high-concept space opera/sword-and-laser trilogy.
The recipe for Ellsworth's universe is a little bit Star Wars, a dash of Warhammer 40K, and a healthy portion of Simon R. Green's Deathstalker books. Although the tropes Ellsworth plays with in his inaugural novel are rather familiar to the fans of the genre, he spins an entertaining yarn that never outstays its welcome.
Will definitely listen to the sequel.
Great characters, great story and excellent writing make this an excellent space opera; the performance is the cherry-in-top. If you like science fiction, I strongly recommend this book.
Great mix of character, action and subtle yet complex world building. Ellsworth juggles two parallel narratives well, making sure his two narrators are distinctive and have strong personal storylines.
The supporting cast and the worlds they inhabit are also well developed, with the book gleefully shooting big idea after big idea at you, both serious and entertainingly silly.
Assuming this standard can be maintained, this trilogy will be a great ride.