For a first release, this is an extremely well written story, with a plot and characters that are so interesting, I can totally overlook any small errors. I almost never give a review over 4 stars, and cannot remember ever doing it for a new author, but for this exceptional work, nothing less will do. Here's hoping that there will be a sequel in the near future.
While I was intrigued by the premise, this story is very difficult to follow or understand, and results in a frustrating read, as well as characters that are impossible to identify with or become attached to. The author obviously has talent and the plot has a lot of potential, but it just wasn't my cup of tea.