Okay this book was hot. The plot was interesting, the world J.C. Owens created was easy to fall into, the main character, Gaven, was sympathetic and sweetly naive. His father was/is a first class prick. Vlar, the 'love' or maybe lust interest is suitably intriguing.
I thoroughly enjoyed it. The only issue I have is that the end seems unfinished somehow. An abrupt ending at an unusual juncture. Off to read book 2 to see if it finishes the story for me.