Very well written and composed for a first novel. The character development was good, and the story line unique. I really enjoyed the interaction of the characters, the infusion of historical fact with the story line, and the use of current social woes to build a story that was both realistic and plausible for a science fiction fan!
There were no detectable spelling errors, and the grammar was impeccable. A fine effort for a first novel. My only slight criticism is in the main character. He was in many ways an excellent and realistic hero, with one very notable exception. His simplistic and immature views on women, and his propensity to fall in "deep love" after the briefest of contact, and then pine for her when she ignores him, makes for an interesting side story, but takes away from the action and realism.
I look forward to Mr. Ashworth's next effort!
(review of free book)