This is one of my favorite Science Fiction stories ever. It's the first in a series of three books, I believe. I have them all in paper back, but I would not spend 9.99 to get it on my Kindle. But if anybody is interested in the stories, I highly reccommend buying the paper backs if you can find them. This particular book, Lord Valentine's Castle, has my favorite opening line of all time. Really great story line and well developed characters, and even though it's set on another world, it's not too hard to follow. Enjoy.