A mission to a foreign land has left Captain Trip Yert with a responsibility he never anticipated: watching over two dozen magical stasis chambers containing half-dragon young, including eight that are half-human. As bewildering as he finds it, all of them are related to him.
He's vowed to ensure they make it safely back to his homeland where the sorceress Sardelle can, he hopes, advise him on how to care for them. But while he, Rysha, and Major Kaika are investigating a friend's death and trying to arrange passage home, someone steals one of the baby girls.
If Trip can't deal with hostile mages, corrupt business moguls, and the surprising secrets of his mother's past, he may lose the little sister he never had a chance to know.
Poor character fulfillment
While the previous novels in this series were quite good, this one completely missed the mark. Not only was the plot convoluted, but the author completely ignored previous character development. For example, in the first novels, Rysha refuses to have a relationship with Trip because she doesn’t want to be a danger to him, causing the entire command word plot. Yet in this book, when she proves a complete danger to him (he is shot because he was unable to shield a bullet due to the presence of her sword), she only feels slight guilt, but not enough that they aren’t bantering back and forth a page later. Completely ridiculous and out of character. Very disappointing.