I usually don't bother writing reviews for books that already have dozens or hundreds of reviews because I suspect that no one ever reads them when there are so many...except maybe for the autor him/herself, but in this case I'm making an exception. I have read a lot of Mr. Arenson's books -- the 6-book "Kingdoms of Sand" series, the 9-book "Earthrise" series, the 6-book "Children of Earthrise" series, and two of his "Requiem" trilogies (so far). I consider them all to be pretty well written, but having just finished reading this first book in the "Moth" series, I believe this series MIGHT be his most well-written series. I'm not referring to the story itself -- everything of Mr. Arenson's that I've read has held my interest and attention "adequately" to varying degrees. I'm talking about the prose itself. I don't want to spoil anything, so I'll just say that certain scenes in this book that were clearly meant to invoke emotional responses did so to a greater degree, at least for me, than any of his other work. I really felt the tragedy of one early scene in particular.
If the rest of this series is as well written as this first book, I know that I'm going to thoroughly enjoy it. I'll be diving right back in with the second book in the series tonight.