The author spends a lot of time during this book describing the details. Sometimes it goes a little too far, more so at the start, almost as if the author has found their style the further in the book they wrote. Don't get me wrong, I like the details, it can really help paint a scene, but sometimes I did find myself skipping over large pieces of text to keep the story going.
The story is pretty good, if not original in its premise. It follows the adventures of Vic who just happens to fall in with a group of rebels who are fighting for their freedom. There's a little more to it than that but that's the underlining current. The author visits xenophobia and alien life forms and although central to the story, and what the author is really trying to write about, gets lost and forgotten.
The action scenes are great and you get a real sense of what's happening, the pace is pretty consistent too. The characters are well defined and compliment each other well, although at times a little stale.
Overall I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to the second in the series.