(Shira Calpurnia #2)

Legacy (Paperback, Black Library Publishing)

Paperback, 256 pages

Published by Black Library Publishing.

4 stars (2 reviews)

Arbites officer Shira Calpurnia is appointed to protect an ancient trading charter, which is being bequeathed to its rightful heir. But on the great fortress-system of Hydraphur, the rival heirs that due process be damned and go all-out for their prize, leaving Calpurnia and her Arbites to don their armour and get ready for action.

Matthew Farrer's sequel to the awesome Crossfire has intelligent action and adventure on every page. The dark universe of the far future has never been so vivid.

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Jul 24 Public

Imperial vs Ecclesiarchal law

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In a society which is dominated by state religion and a class system, we are presented with a well thought-out story of Imperial law versus Ecclesiarchal law, wherein Shira Calpurnia is more of a side character used to deliver the story. This fact does not detract from the overall enjoyment, though. We can see aristocracy acting at its worst, in hereditary intrigues and inter-ship politics. Besides that, the novel provides us with some nice insights into the Adeptus Mechanicus and the dangers of warp travel and how it affects the average human being.

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4 stars