A very pacy read, the first of the Neo-Monaagasque chronicles is a book which keeps you turning pages. You can see the growth in characters as the story progresses and they are very human (or post-human?). The technological backdrop is intricately constructed and the plethora of species/sub-species/modifications make you wish there was a MMORPG being developed for this universe. No matter what your niche of interest is in SFF, you'll find this book enjoyable. I hope the author comes out with the second book soon!