ARDULUM: THE FIRST DON …is a masterful blend of space opera tropes and hard science fiction concepts, written by a scientist working at the top of their field. This is a glorious love letter of a book, pushing the idea of what space opera can be and who it's written for, utilizing a complex web of science facts and science fiction concepts to ask questions about truth and history and who benefits. -- Seanan McGuire
This book is a must for those with an interest in the history of marquetry or for those looking for a way to get that perfect piece of wood for a specific purpose.
The American Marquetarian
ARDULUM FIRST DON
The author’s ability to keep the reigns of a complex plot, packed full of technical detail and vulnerable, believable characters, is testament to how much skill she has.
ARDULUM SECOND DON
I...enjoyed the use of gender-neutral pronouns in the case of species that were either officially gender-neutral or separated gender into three different categories.
Scattered Thoughts and Rouge Words Review
Ardulum First Don
Ardulum is an epic science fiction tale that invokes many different themes and ideas in a dramatic journey readers can’t help but be enthralled with.