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Very good story! Fills in a lot of Discovery's backstory behind the characters and their relationships. The only negative I have is that these don't use sound effects and music like the Star Wars audiobooks do.
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This story gave a fantastic view into one of Phillipa and Lorca's early experiences in Starfleet. We got to see them respond to a tragic and high stakes incident. Unfortunately, the performance was dry.
Phillipa was heroic, intelligent, and compassionate, helping others through direct medical care and even performed a daring rescue. It was great getting more of the Prime version of her considering how early she died in the show. It's easy to see why Michael and Saru respected and admired her so much.
This is the first time we actually get Prime Lorca at all, so it's fascinating to compare him with Mirror Lorca. While this version of Lorca is on the side of good, he is still violent, prone to outbursts of righteous anger, and willing to break protocol when he sees fit. I can easily see this version of the character making similar choices that Mirror Lorca did on the show, but for good reasons.
I also find it interesting that the last chapter shows Lorca in prison being held by unknown individuals in a violent culture with him having no idea how he got there. It seems clear that the book is setting up the reveal that Prime Lorca is still alive and being held prisoner in the Mirror universe. If I'm right, that will be an excellent twist for next season.