Overall I liked this book, and I would buy the sequels (when written).
There aren't many Traveller novels out there, and now that Traveller 5
is out, I find I really want to read more Traveller fiction. There are
quite a few battle scenes, and sometimes you get the sense that
someone just had a bad, bad dice roll.
The interplay between the characters feels better written in the
beginning half of the book. In the first half I felt like the
characters had to make tough choices and were forced to fight.
In the second half, more new characters are introduced, and I started
to loose focus on them all. The story seemed to wander about too. In
the second half, the characters seemed more to choose to fight and I
wasn't really convinced about how intelligent those decisions were.
Also, I really would have liked to see a sector map, like in Paul
Brunette's The Death of Wisdom novel.