Author: David Drake
Series: Lt. Leary book five
Genre: Space opera
Setting: Principally Dunbar's World, which is not what we would call a bastion of intergalactic awesomeness.
Reason for Reading: I love the series.
Finished In: Days
Pages: 530, including an excerpt from In the Stormy Red Sky
Copyright Date: 2006
Cover: What seems strange to me about the covers of these books is that my favorite character, Adele Mundy, seems to look completely different every time.
First line: "'This way, mistress,' said the hostess of Pleasaunce Style, dipping slightly at the knees before turning to lead Adele Mundy into the restaurant."
Best part: A buddy for Tovera, one of my favorite psychopathic characters.
Worst part: A sameness is starting to develop, I am forced to admit that.
Imaginary Theme Song: "It's the Same the Whole World Over." I love that Drake has his spacers sing authentic drinking songs and working songs.
Recommended for: Fans of the series, although honestly you could pick it up at any point. You'd just miss some of the awesome origin story stuff in the first book, about how Adele and Daniel got together in the first place.
Related Reads: With the Lightnings by the same author. The Sleeping God by Violette Malan; even though that is a fantasy series the partnership feels a little similar to me.