Ive just finished reading all the books in this series, and the overall idea is a sound one and was, I thought, the basis for a good story. The problem is, the author(s) really are a few ranks below world class, allow me to elaborate. They CONSTANTLY repeat things as if they are trying to annoy you, the amount of times I've had the super-kamiokande explained to me beggars belief, and that is just one of dozens of examples of these guys constantly re-hashing material throughout every book in this saga. There are almost innumerate typos, sometimes the authors seem to forget exactly which character it is they are talking about and just randomly interject names incorrectly, and once or twice I've found the story hard to follow and had to "gloss over" an area or two to be able to continue because the cohesiveness of the chapter just breaks down into garbage.
As indicated, the story has great potential, and I am somewhat dissatisfied that it was executed so shoddily. Yes, I read it through to the end, but that's just because I am a curious creature. If there was a proof reader involved in this venture, he or she needs flogging.
I gave it three stars because I am kind, really, I'd just like my money back.