Despite being a shorter novel, this didn't feel rushed or shallow. My only real complaint is that I didn't expect it to end at only 87%, but the major, immediate conflict is satisfyingly resolved, and the romance is well-begun on a promising trajectory.
There are three third-person-limited perspective characters: mainly the hero and heroine, but also an ethical captain among those maintaining the blockade. The grave circumstances show both the best and the worst of humanity, as some work together, doing their best to save lives, while others scheme for profit or political agendas.
I'm bad with names, and I haven't reread any of the plot-chronologically later CGC stories recently, so I'm not sure whether any of LSOP-G's primary or secondary characters appeared directly before or were mentioned, off-stage. There are many of the same themes: prejudice against minder talents, the physiological price of having/using those talents, minders fooled for too long into believing the Citizen's Protective Service lives up to its name, and finding strength in those you care about. I hope we do get to see more of these appealing protagonists (secondaries included) as the series continues to unfold.
This makes two novellas by "my" authors I've bought this week at more than 2 cents per page, and I can't regret either one, despite my bargain-reading tendencies.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2017 KB
- Print Length: 211 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Chavanch Press (25 August 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B074PV7226
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 13 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #277,112 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)