Behind the Throne – K. B. Wagers

This is a piece of science fiction space opera about Hailimi, a reluctant member of the Indranan Empire, happily leading the life of a gun runner. She is needed at home, and the Empire tracks her down and forces her back to take up the reins of responsibility.

This is fast action, thought free entertainment, that is frequently corny, and lacking any cohesive sense of logic. Just why is all this happening? There’s some potential there for a decent tale, but it is unfulfilled. Worse, the central character completely failed to engage me, and the story line performed the same way.

In brief: thoroughly disappointing, and a total waste of time. Avoid.