This is a fun start to this series. The main characters are initially stranded together, really allowing Cordelia and Aral to really set the foundation of interactions with each other and to really understand each others true character and moral compass. Without the distraction of others, they can form a strong relationship.
Cordelia is sharp and easy going, she really is endearing as a character. There is plenty of action and political maneuvering to keep the reader interested.
Good solid start to this series.