A review by sarahelisewrites
Blood of a Thousand Stars by Rhoda Belleza



A dramatic fight for an interplanetary empire, led by two sisters (who haven't met in years) and their band of new friends and allies.

Well-structured cultures for non-human creatures in the empire. Even the droids get back story!
Science both recognizable and novel.
Subtext on diversity woven throughout, reflecting real-world problems in a science fiction setting.

My major criticism is the way time passes without clear indication; this led to a bit of disorientation. However, it was probably necessary to avoid chapters full of "and then we drifted through space for several days."

Altogether a great sequel to continue and wrap up the story started in Empress of a Thousand Skies!