This story was a mix of action and quieter moments intertwined. While the women did not get to take part in the physical action, they were still a key point in the resolution to the tale. I liked how the native flora and fauna of the new world played into the tale. Bannock’s play for power has been in motion for years, and wasn’t simply something he acted upon once setting down planet-side. This made for a more complex plot, which enjoyed in a short audiobook.