Once a Hero
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TRUE GRITEsmay Suiza wasn't a member of a great Navy family like the Serranos. She'd had to make her way on grit alone, which meant it wasn't likely she'd ever make admiral and "hoist her own flag." Well, that was fine with her: all Esmay wanted was a secure berth where she could be part of something greater than herself and otherwise just live her life in peace.But what we want or think we want from life and what we get are seldom the same-and one day Esmay found herself in the middle of a space battle, and the senior surviving officer in a mutiny against a traitorous captain. Suddenly she has no choice: she must take command and win-and thereby become both the youngest and lowest ranking member of Fleet ever to win a major battle.While Esmay may not want to be a hero, it looks like she just can't help it, because Once A Hero,...At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
Over the last decade, Moon (Remnant Population) has established herself as one of the best-known and most acclaimed writers of SF adventure. Her latest novel expands the setting of her Heris Serrano space opera series, popular for its smooth blending of martial action and unusual cultural perspective. Born on a colony world where the inbred military culture doesn't allow women to command, Lieutenant Junior Grade Esmay Suiza is the first person from her planet to attend the Fleet Academy and graduate into service aboard one of the great military ships. After joining a mutiny against a traitorous captain, assuming command and leading her ship successfully through intense combat, Suiza wants nothing more than to return to anonymity. The stress of that brief, bloody command and a subsequent court martial, however, have brought up old nightmares that can't be laid to rest until Suiza can come to terms with a horrible childhood trauma whose real nature her parents have kept from her for more than 10 years. In spite of a few too-convenient plot twists, this is a satisfying read, full of the finely detailed settings and excitement that Moon's readers have come to expect, and featuring a heroine whose self-doubts and inner strength lend her considerable appeal.