My one quibble is with the part regarding Spock and the Trill. Why on earth did he order the genocide of the symbiots? every other morally questionable act of the late emperor I can understand but this kinda feels like "evil-for-sake-of-being-evil"
That was explored in the previous MU novel, The Sorrows of Empire
. If I recall correctly,
ah okay. I've only ever read the Glass Empires version of that story. I know there were some difference but didn't think it included anything that extreme.