Much as I loved Dreadnought, the first installment of the Nemesis series, I felt meh about Sovereign. It's mostly fun for the radical queer universe content, like Dreadnought attending a superhero con:
Dear dog, this book is richly written. Gurba writes prose like a poet. Early on, from a chapter called Wisdom:
In a tunnel beneath the bleachers, a gopher daydreams. Roots sigh. Earthworms blindly go about their business.
A dark-haired girl walks alone.