Plots are interesting things. They can kill a good book or make a bad book ok (case in point, The Mandelorian Armor, good plot, bad writing), and this book's plot makes it unique. Said plot is about a woman who is abducted by aliens, and then deposited on a planet that the Cateni (abductors) want to have colonized. The aliens keep dropping more and more humans until they manage to get the planet under control, then they come back and take over again. The humans are given only short knives, ration bars, and some med kits to help them. About 1-2 hundred are dropped at one site, with many sites all over the planet.
One of the guys dropped is an ex military fellow who organizes people, gets them to all do one thing instead of one person trying to get all of the knives, or food, or whatever. Once this is accomplished, and everybody who isn't dead is awake, they start out for some rocks, someplace that would be safer than where they are. After a whole day of marching they ! arive at their destination and find some caves that they use to set up a sort of apartment for everyone to be in. While all this is rather interesting, it gets a little slow when they are marching along, and I began to wonder when they will get to something that will be interesting. Some of the characters at this point are rather annoying, and I find it difficult to not just skim over that part.
It does take them a while to actually start doing things that are interesting, like exploring, making their cave convenient, establishing who else is on the planet and things of that nature. While it does take close to half the book to really draw me in, I was pleasently suprised until the end, where it pretty much just cut off and ended. It was rather annoying. However, I can't wait to read the sequel. Maybe it wil get interesting earlier than the middle of the book.