Let me start by saying I love SK's Dark Hunter series and have read almost all of her books. I was excited about this new series, but it has been ho-hum to say the least. Book one had a lot more action and kept my interest - I wish I could say the same about book 2. The beginning started out interesting enough with plenty of action, but the middle of the book drags on and on and on. I have put it down and picked it up multiple times hoping it will get better, but it doesn't - at least for me, it did not. While I realize this is a sci-fi/futuristic setting, I can't get past the flying robot named "Vic" whom Syn created when he was a kid. The way SK describes it reminds me of the flying metal owl in the movie Clash of the Titans (early 80's)... was this one of SK's early or first series that wasn't published until now? For some reason, I get that impression or maybe I read it in a blog. None-the-less, the writing seems "juvenile" for lack of better description. Anyway, I can't recommend this book, sorry. I will probably pick up the 3rd book in December just to finish the series - I hope it is a better read then book 2.