This is a fun courtroom drama. I particularly liked the characters. I already had distinct impressions of some of them in this novella, especially Thuan, and enjoyed the setting- effortless worldbuilding with themes of power abuse, justice and buraucracy.
It’s 80 pages of people talking a bunch, which is great! Thuan and Asmodeus have an interesting relationship (the main appeal of the novel), although I’m not sure how well it works as a standalone. This reads like it was supposed to be mainly a mystery-based story, although I wasn’t too intrigued by the mystery itself.
Read it for the characters, not for the plot.
(Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this in exchange of an honest review)