Author: David Drake
Series: Lt. Leary #2
Genre: Space opera, military sci fi
Setting: A galaxy far, far away...
Reason for Reading: In times of stress, space opera helps me cope.
Finished In: Days
Copyright Date: 2001 (I can't believe these books were around for so long without me even hearing a whisper about them! It's tragic.)
Cover: A sallow woman in front of a computer, a man in a spacesuit.
First line: "Lieutenant Daniel Leary rolled his uncle's wheelchair to the end of the catwalk and paused, gazing back at the corvette Princess Cecile nestled in the center of the graving dock."
Best part: I enjoyed especially the further developments in Adele and Daniel's personal lives.
Worst part: I'll admit the transitions between on-planet and off-planet portions of the book were a little choppy.
Imaginary Theme Song: My creative juices aren't flowing. Sorry, I've got nothing.
Recommended for: Space opera fans should really check out this series. I think it would even work to pick up with book two if that's how you roll.
Related Reads: The first book, With the Lightnings. Conflict of Honors by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. On Basilisk Station by David Weber.