C.J Cherryh at her best with this series.
First book of 16, written in series of trilogies. I haves started re-reading the entire series from the beginning.
First book is a little dry to begin with tracking the characters, events, names and new terms. HOWEVER, your patience is rewarded if you tough it out. The action gets fast paced and draws you into the book and characters.
You will NOT be disappointed when reading this book. You WILL want to read the rest in the series. I recommend going in order.