I was worried when I started this book that it had been built up too much and that it could never live up to the high expectations I had. Everyone loves this book and I have to say I agree. The first ten to twenty pages were a little slow for me, but the next 300 pages were great. This book was wonderfully written. There was great balance between the action, character building, and romance. The interaction between Pia, Dragos and the sentinals, especially Graydon, was incredibly fun to read. I look forward to reading the next book!