After the first few pages I really did think this book was not for me, as sci-fi is not my usual genre. However, I persevered and then found it opened out to give an imaginative mix of sci-fi, fantasy and magic. The characters were full and believable and the strong imaginative plot with its twists and turns, laughs and sadness meant it was a book I couldn't put down. Detail of future technology, a disabled character (Aryx) in the wheelchair and the introduction of magic gave the book real depth.
It's a great debut novel from a very imaginative and plausible author. The book is crying out for a sequel and I'm certainly keeping my eyes open for that.