... the excitement doesn’t ebb for even a moment ... it’s definitely recommended that readers tackle the first book before turning to this one. It’ll be completely worth it, because Fleet does a superlative job of expanding on everything that was interesting in Dewes’ debut—and this book is even more engaging and often, more personal ... Dewes has an aptitude both for excellent naval-inspired action sequences as well as for quieter interludes between characters. The amount of time she gives her characters to simply speak to one another makes the bonds they forge that much more believable ... Here’s hoping the next book in this excellent series keeps propelling us even further into the stars.
The book's far future setting has characters who are racially diverse and emotionally relatable, with themes of military control, genetic engineering, and alien contact ... keeps the action front and center, while presenting an expansive science fiction story that is both richly complex and accessible.
... thrilling ... The excellent found family dynamic among the protagonists is pushed to the fore ... Along the way, a deeper exploration of the motives of the hostile alien Viators adds complexity and an unexpected reunion garners a new ally for the Sentinel’s limping mutiny against their Legion employers. Dewes expertly weaves character backstories into the action ... Well-crafted intrigue, tense battles, and a lot of heart make for a page-turning adventure on the way to a conclusion that will leave fans anxiously awaiting the next installment.