It’s a sad love story about a woman in love with a terrible person who treats her terribly.
Also it’s on an alien planet where it’s always night in one direction, and always day in the other. But if it’s the setting that intrigued you, this book isn’t for you. This is a clumsy slog of a love story, with some themes about doing good in the world.
Interesting main characters Character development that’s intriguing to follow Unique setting
Ridiculously unbelievable side characters. A naive college girl inspires a group of professional smugglers that they can survive the dangerous journey they’ve already done several times.
Plot lines furthered by overheard conversations.
Confusing, boring, unemotional fight scenes.
A lack of a central problem or goal to drive the story. Makes for winding, slogging pacing.
Even with my complaints, the creativity on display here is great. I’m looking forward to reading Anders’ 5th or 6th books, once her writing & storytelling chops have caught up with her beautiful, fascinating sci-fi visions.