Ok....I guess the "Part 1" should have clued me in that this was only half a book....how do you rate something that has no conclusion? I liked it, I guess....I was still trying to figure out what was going on, though, and how to fit the world building into my own frame of reference. So I guess I'll give it the average rating of 3 stars. I haven't decided if I will cancel my pre-order of part 2, yet. I really don't like serials, or cliff hangers, or pieces of stories and I don't support them, in general.