A decent space-opera-romance. The plotting was fine, the writing was of upper-middle quality. I could never quite get into it though. The male lead is kind of a douche and belongs to a douche society, and I never wanted really wanted the female lead to run away with him and reward his doucheness. Also, there is a frequent, jarring mismatch between the tone of the novel (honorable, courtly love and light comedy) and the actual events (a pointless war of aggression, rape camps).