I enjoyed this book. There are a lot of unique and interesting characters. I grew attached to many of them throughout the series. I loved Burke, with his crazy mechanical genius, and Anza the graceful silent warrior, Zeeky the girl who talks to animals and her brother Jeremiah. And Balsaphet was a pleasure to hate. Bitterwood and Jandra were ok, too. Maxey has quite an imagination.

The story gets a bit farfetched as we explore the power of nanotechnology and the full extent of Jazz's power, I added a bit of "willing suspension of disbelief" and enjoyed the ride.

Themes: Power corrupts... revenge obsesses... utopia stagnates

Clean readers: Thinking back; this one, more than the previous two, had some off color language.