A very strong start to a series. I have to admit though that I did lose interest towards the ending of the book. Mr. Anthony appeared in my mindset to linger to create a larger size book than was necessary. I do believe though that the originality and unique story line is more than enough though to process further into the series.
I have always been a fan of Piers Anthony and I have read countless books written by him. With that said he has never been a strong finisher of a novel.