I thoroughly enjoyed this book. My perceived direction of the story was blown away by twists, turns, and excitement - peppered with fresh and unique ideas. I enjoyed the characters and their personalities, they felt well thought out. While some items in this novel are in the realm of science fiction, nothing is too "out there". Everything has a good sense of being grounded in reality, giving the book a more realistic feeling, while still being very unique. A very superb read, especially considering the price of admission for this outstanding ride. Any fan of Sci-Fi will be pleased. I definitely will be reading and purchasing more from this author.