This is one of those stories that afterwards lingers and makes you rethink how you see the world. It took me a while to get into the story but then it flew.
Captain Kel Cheris is disgraced by unconventional tactics; her chance to redeem herself is to host the mind of long-dead tactician Shuos Jedao normally this would subsume the original mind but together these two work on the siege and form a new alliance that will change things.
It's an interesting read and I'm glad I read it, I didn't continue reading this series when reading the Hugos as I felt I needed some breathing space between me and the next book in this series..
I have to admit that I found it a bit difficult to get into but compelling once I was there.