This story hits the ground running, taking the reader on a desperate dash thru a twisted future. Once again Schibi skillfully speaks from the innner depths of his hero's mind, proclaiming undeniable human-ness even as the world around him unravels into the surreal. A mystery that will keep you guessing until the last sentence.
Schibi once again uses his talent for getting to the emotional core of his characters to pull the reader along parallel storylines that explore the universal themes of love, loss, guilt, heroism and redemption. Set against a backdrop of interplanetary conquest and counter-revolution, the real stars of this book are the hearts of the cast of characters as diverse as the planets from which they come - I found myself rooting for them from the start (some more than others), and was wishing for the sequel by the time it was done. A refreshing take on the "space opera."