The Days of Tao is an excellent addition to the Tao series of books. Much like his previous books set in this world, the story is engaging and captured my attention right away. Wes' ability to keep you in suspense, keep you reading is unmatched. The pacing is superb, not too fast and not too slow. As an avid reader (and fellow writer), it's rare anymore that I find a book I literally can't put down. Wes did not disappoint in this regard..
A couple issues I do have with this novella (and they are minor) are as follows. The story ends much too quickly. I'll be anxiously watching for the followup novel (or novella), but I want to strangle Wes for making me wait. I also have to acknowledge that if you haven't read the previous three book series, you might not completely understand what's at stake or what's going on. For the most part it's clear, but there is the possibility that some readers might miss the significance of some of the details. At the end of the day however, it is a really good book and worth taking the time to read. Nice job, Wes.