Plot: The storyline here is complex but intriguing, taking place in a unique environment quite different from the modern world.
Prose/Style: While the writing here is very good, the narrative frequently reads less like a novel and more like a term paper. The author spends considerable time setting the stage laying out a series of facts rather than interweaving these relevant details into the story itself.
Originality: The author has created a complex and distinctive environment and cast of characters.
Character Development/Execution: The characters take a backseat to the steady stream of details the author puts forth. If the author would interweave the details within the storyline rather than include them as separate, large chunks of text, the flow would improve dramatically, and the characters would feel less of an afterthought.
Date Submitted: August 20, 2021