A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe (Paperback, 2018, Orbit) 4 stars

Furious and fun, the first book in this bold, new science fiction adventure series follows …

This space opera with magic was not magical for me.

3 stars

It's a solid enough adventure story, and queer positive (which maybe I've become a little blasé about, but could make it very affirming for the right young adult). On the other hand the world of Expanse + Spells didn't really grab me. Maybe that's just me, but I want to be lied to a little bit, and have your magic pretend to be weird science.