When I first read a few of the reviews for this book I was a bit apprehensive, because of the belief system that the planetary people shared. I'm not into the whole god stuff and I can't say I'm a fan of having it incorporated into my reads either, but this was done almost exquisitely and I found myself relaxing and just enjoying the read.
This book was very nice indeed and to me at least, it seemed like a bit of the dryness of the technical stuff had lessened, which only improved the book.
I am curious as to what will happen in the next book regarding(show spoiler)
I'm really looking forward to reading the next book in this series.