Against the Odds is the next book in our saga of Esmay Suiza, Barin Serrano, and Brun Meager. In fact, the story-line backs up and overlaps some of the timeframe Change of Command, but follows some other characters who were barely mentioned the first time. It’s a great way to get things rolling instantly with no loss of continuity.
The fleet mutiny and the great family politics are a bit more engaging in this one than in Change of Command.
The Terakian family merchant captain and the troupe of actors are a funny side-story. I’m reviewing this based on a re-read: I had lots more excitement the first time I read it.
This is also published as part of a two-book omnibus called the Serrano Succession.