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The Messenger by J.N. Chaney
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Small-time space courier Dash is running on empty. With allies he picks up along the way, he stumbles into a conflict involving advanced ancient technology and old enmities. He finds himself the owner (or maybe victim?) of a powerful mecha suit. With this, he becomes (so it tells him) the only hope for an imminent war that threatens to destroy all life.

The prose was clear and easy to read. I wouldn't have minded seeing Dash more in charge of his own decisions—after he got the mech, there were spots where he "just knew" he had to do something without actually having to think through the process. As for the other characters... they had a neat mix of roles, technically speaking, but their characters and interpersonal relationships didn't make much of an impression on me.

A fun read for an afternoon without any profound mental challenges.
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