Heed the warnings listed prior to reading.Seriously messed up. Gritty, harsh intergalactic story of love during wartime. There is torture and rape of multiple characters and yet there is an underlying story of survival and acceptance. It's not an easy story to read, but honestly, I had more difficulty with the betrayals than the violence--which is significant. Yes, that was another warning. IF you can't handle non consensual events then this story is NOT for you. Additionally, it is clear that the author is not an native English speaker--so if improper grammar and awkward sentence structures and word choices make you pissy then don't read it. Overall, I didn't find it distracting, kinda felt like some weird Yoda speak.