by Sally Kuntz
Claire’s world revolves around the Escort service. Now in any other context this might be the prelude to something inappropriate for young readers, but not in this one. Escort is a fleet of fighter space craft that provide security from pirates in the Interstellar shipping medium that is…Alternate. She used to Captain one of these Escort vessels until she executed policies laid down by the service and very wealthy people made it their mission to clip her wings financially.
Along with an interloper who is not what he appears to be she descends into a pit of depression to wrestle with some very serious mental health issues. She has lost the only thing she ever wanted.
This was a great short read and I will not spoil it for you. I consider this a beginning YA work not quite in the reach of emerging readers of a young age because of the subject matter though it is appropriate for thirteen and up. Adults will find it refreshing and addicting as many of the envisioned problems of a career in the space faring civilization of New Eire compare reasonably to present society.
I recommend this space opera YA read.