I read through this one in a single day, it was pretty fast-moving and short. A very well-written novel, but the plot just didn't resonate for me. In particular, while the identities of the colonists and the aggressors were kind of a neat twist when they were revealed, in the end... it just didn't matter as it didn't really add anything to either race. I did enjoy the focus on Sulu - I thought the author got into his head pretty well. Overall I find it above average, even if just slightly so. I'd rate it a 6 on a 10 point scale.