“André Santana narrates Moro with a melancholy tone through much of the novel, dolefully filling listeners’ ears with his perspective born of self-isolation and trauma. Par’s voice is a stark contrast, conveyed with the perfect amount of curiosity and innocence… Santana’s decision to give Par a chipper voice in contrast to the artificially monotone voices of the nonsentient AIs is genius.” – Matthew Galloway, Library Journal
Antonio Moro lost everything to the Leviathan League, ruthless global pirates. Now he’s alone in a city on an Arctic island fighting Freebooters with nothing but lies?and the mistaken idea that he’s a spy. When things look bleak, he discovers an unusual ally. His new personal assistant program, Par Augustus, is a nascent A. I. He’s also insolent, extroverted, moody, and not quite legal. Together, they forge an uneasy alliance and create a rebellion from unlikely recruits to defend the island city. The hitch? No one else can ever know. Especially the humans.