In the first chapter we jump into the future of our known timeline, which is at first confusing. And our favourite heroes are quite a bit older, too. Which is a shocker. I felt as if I had missed a book.
The rest of the book almost follows the usual set-up. Some new characters are introduced and play a central role. Some old favourites show up as well. The dynamics between our beloved Rocinante crew have changed and are a little unsettling at times.
The look at Singh‘s character and what makes him tick is quite good. He is so naive and so clueless about his own inhumanity. Or rather his inability to comprehend others and the situation he is in.
Despite that I struggled to finish the book. I really had to make myself listen to the last 4 or 5 hours. And I did it at double the normal speed, just to get it over with. The story did not do it for me.
3 stars because I pretty much loved all the other books of the series and managed to get through it without major skimming. Just.