Ia is a precog, tormented by visions of the future where her home galaxy has been devastated. To prevent this vision from coming true, Ia enlists in the Terran United Planets military with a plan to become a soldier who will inspire generations for the next three hundred years-a soldier history will call Bloody Mary.
This is the second time I have read this book. It is a good, solid story...if a bit too descriptive of weapons and ships etc. at times. I went back to re-read it since I obtained the second book in the series and needed to remember more details from the first book before starting the second.
It is an interesting story line about a woman who can see the future and how she deals with it to prevent a future of desolation. She is trying to save the universe, and her character is well fleshed out and fun to read about, but the side characters are flat, less filled out and easy to forget. Ia does not develop any real relationships, not deep ones anyway, and it makes the lesser characters less as well.
Overall a good read.