The 1st section (though written well), is a little slow; the pace picks up in the 2ns section and builds to a cliffhanger ending by the end of the 3rd..Show More » section. The plot is not at all predictable. I'll definitely buy book 2.
There are story lines and sub plots, and intersecting and diverging relationships, challenging new worlds and conflicting ideologies that lead to war,..Show More » advanced technologies and creatures with new talents. What more could you ask for in great SF Novel! All the pieces are here, great plot line and rich well developed characters, exceptional leadership and inept. The narration is outstanding. Read or listen to the first book if you have not already done so. Once I started listening to the book I couldn't stop. When does the next book hit the street?! Keep writing Kevin and Brian. Well done as usual Scott.