I'm not reading this series for the plot. The stories effectively stand alone. (Whether the author wants them to tie together or not; they've all been about different things so far; I have no idea what the series plot is, really.) I just like the way that space opera plays with quasi-RenFair diction with spy thriller mixed in. (I shouldn't say "RenFair", that makes it sound like everybody is forsoothing incorrectly. Which is not what's going on. Mabinogion-Fair?) Anyhow, everybody is having such a good time in these books that I can't stop.