I found the beginning difficult and bit confusing but I was then taken on an exciting journey as the story unfolded. The subject of genetic engineering is really intriguing and in this book it was taken to a logical level where it was easy to see that this fiction could become fact. The main character, Dandalus was proud of his new world but confused at the level to which the ordinary humans would go to destroy beautiful peace loving and physically perfect humans. Brought in this mix was the alternative future of humanoids so perfect looking that it was hard to differentiate them from human beings. It was this humanoid world that pushed Dandalus to use Genetic engineering to a new level to counter balance the ever growing role of robotics. Then add into the mix a spiritual aspect with the introduction of Margog and his supernatural powers; the mix I found exciting and mirrored the world as it is now, at a crossroad. Who would ultimately win the battle: superhumans, oldhumans or spiritual unknown power? I am looking forward to the next episode. I loved the book because it did not stray into science fantasy but stayed straight with the believable future that could well be ours.