This story held my attention from the first chapter. Mr. Klinefelter's ability to draw the audience in is nothing short of professional. When I first read the material, I was engrossed! I literally read the entire book in 8 hours of time, and at the end I wanted more. Mr. Klinefelter has constructed a science fiction myth of an alien world where the characters are mulyi-dimensional and develop during the course of the story- which by the way is full of more action and intrigue than you can shake a stick at. There was one slightly slow segment in the middl eof the story, but just keep running! It's short, and the reward is the rest of a beautifully crafted, highly entertaining masterwork.