I'll begin by saying this.. If you do not have a love for aspects of science and science fiction, you may not enjoy the some parts of this book. I however love it. Venessa has masterfully brought the theory of wormholes and traversing the space time continuum to life. Imagine a device that could instantly open a wormhole and take you within a mere seconds to another galaxy light years from our own. Now imagine the ramifications of leaving said wormhole open indefinitely and you have the basis for this book.
It's been a very long time since I've come across a book on this topic where the author did so much research that all the fiction mixed with it seem real. This book is perfect for those who gaze up to the stars every night wondering if there is life out there.
I absolutely love the amount of training the "green peas" get put through.. It's impossibly hard, tedious, and challenges death at every turn. The detailing for the training sessions is phenominal really. I love that each new guardian has their own special abilites and a training guardian with simliar ones to teach them.
The reader can sympathize with just about every character they come across. Their feelings will become the reader's and the reader will be tugged along on one hell of a journey. There are a couple of twists the story takes that will blog the reader away. The reader will not see them coming but once they are presented the reader will wonder how they didn't figure it themselves. The twists also snap some very vital pieces of the puzzle into place.
This story will appeal to a multitude of readers, from sci fans fans, to romance fans, even to fantasy and odd fiction fans. The tale Venessa has stared to weave within this first installment is definitely worth the time to read it. I look forward to Surfacing the Rim and what happens to the characters I have grown to know and love.
I give this book 5 of 5 paws