In this, the third of the Chronicles, Malcolm has more adventures than he ever wanted. The book gets a whole ton of excitement and kept me guessing, usually incorrectly, what was going to happen next. Sasperia, who is an important addition to the Renbourn tribe, is a great addition to the book, and if not my favorite character, well, she is probably one with the most surprises! The Chronicles continue to evolve with great writing, some fun humor, and new and exciting science fiction concepts. It continues to address social, economic and political issues but with a whole different slant.