I would advise anyone thinking about buying a book to get this one. This book is best started on a Friday evening when you are off the weekend because you won't want to put it down once you begin reading it. I became attached to the characters and can't wait for the next book to come out. I recently finished my second read of Convergence 2012. I enjoyed both the early version but the final version was even better. Rob has always had a talent for creating stories starting as a teenage "Dungeon Master" back when he and friends played D&D late into the evening. We knew one day we would be buying his books!