I was an avid fan of the original Dread Empire's Falls series. I really liked the characters, and the story line was really compelling. This book does not disappoint, and I really enjoyed it. The only reason I have given this four stars is that I would really have liked the book to be longer.
I like the Authors writing style, and so will be keeping an eye out for any new books that this author writes. I have my fingers crossed that some more books based on the "Dread Empire's Falls" universe are released, as I for one will definitely be buying them.
I've read all three earlier books in the "Dread Empire's Fall" series and thoroughly enjoyed them. This short novel is a good, stand-alone addition to that series. It has some characters in common with the originals but can, I think, be read without knowing the back-story to the series. If you like an epic, space-opera feel to your reading then Mr Williams's flawless style will more than satisfy you. I highly recommend this short episode and, indeed, the series itself.
If you enjoyed Dread Empire's Fall, this is a must. I've been looking for this short story for years, until I found it in ebook format. I personally enjoyed returning to the world of Captain Martinez. Let us hope this is not the last time he appears.