got a bit bogged down in technical info., and the central character does seem to have an extraordinary grasp of languages and information , but notwithstanding that, I really liked this book, and the ending is left open, cant wait for the next one.
The storyline was pretty good and, of course description is necessary, but the author went way too far and it actually got really boring in places and I ended up speed reading through whole sections just to get back to the plot.
this book had me mesmirised, i found the characters interesting , cathy seemed a bit of a limpit and did not add a great deal to the story line apart from love interest and the base was on her parents ranchin the outback. that said it was a real page turner. sorry when the end came . when is the next book due, as leaving we the readers with "they are coming" leads one to believe another book is forthcoming. I read 'chariot of the gods' when i was a teenager , a very long time ago. and this is on a par even though it is fiction. what is the saying "fact is stranger than fiction" come on mr. Henry please the next book, do they come and what happens when they found someone has found their base, one of them?
Whilst the characterisation was a bit off-key at the beginning, what sets this book apart is that it pulls together alll the various theories that we read about in other novels of this genre, the conclusions ar very well btought together and it makes a change to have a novel where the aliens aren't waiting to pounce round every corner and we have a chance to calmly digest the proposed inclusive theory of everything (!).
Can't wait for the next one; since it's already positted that the Guardians left because we were getting too violent, it should be as innovative as the first book in the series, instead of the usual gung-ho earth against the aliens stuff.