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I brought this short story on a whim because not only did I love the snappy dialogue in the sample, but I also liked the premise. I'm glad I listened to my whim - this is an exceptional short story with a well resolved plot-line and interesting characters. The action, which I won't go into depth because of the shortness of this story, takes place as a fighter squadron is tasked to clear away debris from the planet Freya as they prepare for the installation of a portal. On their way to Freya, the fighter squadron under Major Jaxon Tell Galad is retasked to a greater disaster unfolding around the planet Hera. What I thoroughly enjoyed about this short is the wonderful characterisations that Janet Edwards has drawn; the interaction between best friends Jaxon and Drago Tell Dramis is exceptional, particularly since this short is around 56 pages, and moves through brief glimpses of their shared experiences together from childhood to adulthood. As the story begins, Drago and Jaxon are at odds with each other because Drago has broken some of the complicated cultural mores of clans living in the Beta Sector - Jaxon endlessly insults Drago, while the latter takes it on the chin, having accepted he was in the wrong. I have to say the banter between both Jaxon, Drago and the rest of the squadron is a real pleasure and truly enjoyable to read - had me laughing in some places. Overall, Janet Edward's writing style keeps you engrossed in the story right to the very end - looking forward to reading more of this author's work in the future.
Her books are better. I felt this one was a bit blotchy - a short story can't spend too much time on things, but I felt it spent time (aka: words) on things I didn't find interesting and whizzed through the more interesting parts.
Good to get more background on "the devastatingly handsome Major Drago Tell Dramis, the finest liar in the Military!". Also gives details on an incident that was mentioned in Earth Star. Eagerly hoping for more books in the series.
Und es wäre mehr als nett, würde irgend jemand den Verlag dazu überreden, die bisher nur auf englisch rausgegebenen Bücher und Novellen von Janet Edwards auch auf Deutsch zu übersetzen. Deswegen der Punktabzug bei den Sternen. Es geht einfach zuviel Lesevergnügen dabei verloren, jedes Wort erst in Gedanken übersetzen zu müssen.