Thought this looked interesting after someone mentioned it in the other thread. I'm just about done with book 2. It's pretty good, but a little light somehow. Hard to put my finger on it, not sure if it's light on the descriptions of the world/solar system, or what. Overall it's pretty good, but I'd say not quite on the level of some of the other fantasy/scifi stuff I've read lately. There's definitely some interesting concepts/tech getting thrown around though.