Reading progress update: I've read 11 out of 437 pages.

Starglass - Phoebe North

But to my surprise a few men and women wore faces as pale as their clothing. Their eyes were wide. Their lips trembled. They were afraid of Captain Wolff.

 

 

Okay, my first thought on realizing that Captain Wolff is a woman: Woot for a woman in charge of the spaceship!!

 

Second, white-faced fear of your leader? Probably not a good thing. :/