*spoilers may ensue*
Alana stars as a TV actress throughout most of this installment in the series, and I have to say it wasn’t my favorite development. She finds herself presented with the option of drugs to combat the boredom and frustration of providing product placement for the galaxy, and being Alana, she accepts.
Meanwhile Marko takes Hazel to get private dance lessons from a woman he meets at the park, and their friendship gets rather friendly, threatening to expose his and Hazel’s identity.
Volume four seemed to serve mainly as a set-up for further plot points, with just a few action scenes thrown in. There’s a new element of danger added with a new rogue assassin, but otherwise this novel was rather domestic. Not surprisingly, Alana and Marko run into some bumps in their relationship, and readers are left unsure where things will end up. While I wasn’t totally in love with this slower volume, I did appreciate the parsing through of more mundane activities no matter which planet this star-crossed family found themselves on.