This was a pleasant surprise. It was a book club read and I am very glad we chose it. I read the summary and thought hmmm that sounds interesting. I read the prologue and thought wth is this?! It was definitely very confusing at first. Hartman just throws you right into the middle of the story with no explanation at all. As I pieced things together I just fell in love with the book and its world. Its a very unique world and its full of interesting characters that I can't wait to get to know better.