"The manuscript is imaginative from the start, causing readers to wonder what sort of world they’ve entered and what sort of creatures inhabit it. Language and technology are used to great effect in the story."
"The story unfolds at a very crisp pace, each chapter proceeding generally in the pattern of flashback/news article/obituary/interview, Chalina’s story, Capa’s story/present day, then commentary from “dead” Punyal. This order is both logical and comforting in a way, as the reader is guided through the ebb and flow of the action at a measured rate.
In Punyal’s musings after death at the end of most of the chapters, he seems to be addressing his sister and then the reader, sort of like a chorus in Greek drama. He offers analysis of what has taken place as well as some foreshadowing of the events to come."