“Williams impresses with the second book of his sophisticated Praxis trilogy...Newcomers will have no problem getting oriented in this rip-roaring sci-fi world, and returning readers will be thrilled to dive back in.”
"The opera elements are as tight as the fleet elements, making readers care about those inside the starships desperately evading missiles and proton blasts. A satisfying setup for the final showdown at Zanshaa promised in the next book."
"Political, military, and personal conflicts [are] not resolved but deepened and complicated. And, as the first trio of novels demonstrated, there is no guarantee of happily-ever-after when the curtain falls on the finale, which promises some grand and dangerous confrontations and revelations."
"We're back in the Praxis universe, and there's loads of action and intrigue."