I initially almost stopped reading this book. But thankfully, something kept me going. I ended up giving it 5 stars for several reasons.
The characters grew on me to the point that I became amazed at their depth and intensity. I couldn't get enough of them. The story, although not your typical sci-fi fare, was intricate and complex. This story is not for the sci-fi reader that is looking for outlandish futuristic stuff. This story is more for those that enjoy a thought provoking somewhat cerebral plot.
Mr. Lusted has crafted a thoughtful plot that has me longing for the next book in the series. Even though I dislike it when an author writes serial novels, I am yearning for book 2 in this series. It is really that good.