Saturday, March 21, 2020

Audiobook Review: Conflict of Honors by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

Conflict of Honors
Author: Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Narrator: Andy Caploe
Publication: Audible, Sept. 4, 2012
Length: 11 hours and 59 minutes

Description: Sixteen-year-old Priscilla Delacroix was declared legally dead by her mother, High Priestess of the Goddess. Banished to survive on her own, Priscilla has roamed the galaxy for ten years as an outcast—to become a woman of extraordinary skill. . . .

An experienced officer assigned to the Liaden vessel Daxflan, she's been abandoned yet again. Betrayed by her captain and shipmates, she's left to fend for herself on a distant planet. But Priscilla is not alone. Starship captain Shan yos'Galen is about to join Priscilla's crusade for revenge. He has his own score to settle with the enemy. But confronting the sinister crew will be far easier—and safer—than confronting the demons of Priscilla's own mysterious past.

My Thoughts: This story is one of the first written in the Liaden Universe. It was published in 1988. It tells the story of Priscilla Delacroix y Mendoza and Shan yos'Galan.

Priscilla was exiled from her home world of Sintia when she was sixteen. She had been in training to be a priestess of the Goddess and carried the ancient spirit Moonhawk. She was a witch in training and a very powerful one.

Since her exile she had worked a variety of positions on a large number of spacecraft. When the story begins, she is the cargo master on the Liaden ship Daxflan. It is a bad ship. Terrans are treated badly as are the Liaden crew. When she is coshed on the head and left in a deserted warehouse, she finds herself hired by Shan yos'Galan on the Dutiful Passage.

Priscilla wants revenge for her mistreatment on Daxflan and for having her reputation smeared. Shan has his own reasons for wanting balance with the trader on Daxflan. Priscilla finds herself on a well-run ship, captained by an honorable captain, and crewed by a number of people who could become friends.

This is the story where the reader learns a lot about Liaden culture as Priscilla learns it. It is also a romance as Shan and Priscilla fall in love. Beyond the romance, it is an action adventure story about revenge with all sorts of dangerous situations.

The narrator did a good job creating distinct voices for the characters and showing the mood of the story.

I bought this one. You can buy your copy here.

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