Fans of Firefly will find themselves spotting the similarities: small spaceship, motley crew with back stories galore, operating on the fringe of criminality. Thankfully, the universe they inhabit is entirely different.
Captain Pelquin and his crew head off in search of a huge fortune, in the shape of a cache of artifacts left behind by ancient aliens. Bad guys are after it too, and the tangled pasts of the crew lead to other complications. All great fun.
The writing is good, though a little wordy, and well edited throughout. The characters are good. The science fiction content and world-building aren’t groundbreaking, but it’s all really well put together.
A sequel is available and is also in KU.