I read up through chapter 90 or something in the first part a month back, before I finally tired of it. Got up to a part with a thresher maw ambush and some Cerberus stuff (they just encountered some fake asari prisoner which totally fell flat since we were made aware that they were a plant beforehand or something like that). I wanted to finish the first story before posting a review, but I couldn't. Anyways, It's an interesting story with good writing, except for Shep. Shep is pretty much intolerable in this, very poorly characterized. Like, we have this hardened badass who has killed countless enemies, yet she falls to a blushing, stuttering schoolgirl as soon as she sees Liara. Also, her background is egregious and over the top unnecessary. The author fell into the Jbern trap of trying to make a story seem grittier than it actually is, once you peel back the thin veneer. All the drugs, the child prostitution ring, the prison time, the infertility... I feel like it could have been done a lot better. It's a shame, because a lot of the characters were very well written. I enjoyed Garrus and Wrex a lot. I'm not going to rate it yet, since there is a chance I go back to it, but if I were, I'd probably rate it slightly above average. It's too long, which some people like, but it's not a good thing when the poorly portrayed main character is the center of so many chapters. But she's not in all, which means a lot of the other characters are allowed to shine and make it an overall decent read.