Elizabeth Moon served in the US Marine Corps, reaching the rank of 1st Lieutenant during active duty. She has also earned degrees in history and biology, run for public office and been a columnist on her local newspaper. She lives near Austin, Texas, with her husband and their son. Twenty-six of her books are in in print, and she won the Nebula Award with her science fiction novel Speed of Dark (also short-listed for the Clarke Award), and was a finalist for the Hugo in 1997.
If you get a buzz from dodging assassins, wheeling and dealing, and zooming around space at FTL speed, then check out this SF military adventure . . . When Ky engages the enemy, Moon does a cracking job of engaging you A rollercoaster ride of combat and intrigue. Fast-moving action set in a classic space-opera universe, with plenty of plot surprises and a likeably tough heroine Gorgeous . . . I galloped through them . . . I don't know when I enjoyed a trilogy so much Strong characterisation, subtle humour and a feel for military SF make this dynastic space opera a strong addition for all SF collections