I really tried to give this book a fair chance after the initial feeling that this is no more than a Firefly rip-off. But every other page I was reminded of Firefly and I felt that the author "stole" something from every single episode. And it just didn't do it for me. Frey is no Captain Mal after all. And the addition of a daemonist and an "undead" crew member did nothing to mollify me. Their backgrounds were not very well fleshed out, well none of the characters were and maybe that is how it was intended to be.I entertained myself by picking out details that were clearly referring to one Firefly episode or another, or to the Pirates of the Carribean. Apart from NOT being Firefly, I cannot find much fault with this novel. Still, it didn't quite work for me.