I'm a huge fan of Berin's books. I love the humor he puts into each one. He also wrote Dragon War Relic and Time Gangsters. I was excited to read this one and I loved it! Here is the synopsis:
No one ever said being a space pirate would be easy.
Wannabe scam artist and space captain Delroy has more to worry about than his outdated butler bot. He falls in love with the female bounty hunter Stella and ends up getting caught by the Yshtari, a race of lobster-like beings. Delroy has to use his skills to save Stella and other prisoners, and also find a way to avert a devastating war with the Yshtari, who are intent on turning the human race into their next meal.
Sounds awesome, right? It really was. He has a cool butler bot that is faithful no matter how many times Delroy gets annoyed and shoots out Minx's treads. Their interaction is great.
I love the villain that can never quite do what he's supposed to do and Delroy is the perfect not-so-good conman. Luckily for him, he always seems to get away somehow.
Stella is the love of his life and nothing he does seems to please her but he refuses to give up. He attempts to save her from the Yshtari but things continue to get complicated.
This is a great book for kids and adults alike.
You can find his book here: www.amazon.com
You can learn more about Berin and his other books here: berinstephens.com