|Author:||Sharon Lee & Steve Miller|
|LibraryThing:||Title:Scout's Progress ISBN:0-441-00927-1 (Add Book)|
All of her life, Aelliana Caylon has lived by the rules of her overbearing brother, the heir-apparent of the clan Mizel. Though she is a brilliant mathematician, he has convinced her that she has no worth, and that her only chance for survival is to appease him. Then, on on a dare, she plays a game of chance and wins a starship. It is her way to escape her home, her planet, her drab life - if she can qualify as a pilot. Enter the accomplished Scout and Master Pilot known to her only as Daav...
This is the book which made me fall in love with the Liaden universe. Daav is one of my favourite characters; but then I do go for the dark and honourable loners. And I love the way that Aelliana grows and overcomes her hopeless situation.