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.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published by Black Library Publishing.