In her forst published novel, Sue Burke considers first contact and the concept of interspecies cooperation from a fresh and exciting angle, showing the struggles of the story's people over several generations and asking the reader to consider several hard questions along the way. The book's furst two chapters start slow, but the story quickly becomes more interesting as it progresses. Overall, A great read that kept me guessing.
An enjoyable fast paced read, of humans trying to flourish on a new world and the other sentience they encounter. There are some philosophies lightly sprinkled through, but they don’t weigh it down. Each generation is seen through a new person’s eyes but the handover is not jarring. I enjoyed it.