I was hoping for a bit more from this book, but it wasn't too bad overall. The main drawback was I felt as though I never really connected with the characters. I especially thought Holt's character was somewhat forced.
There were a couple of times when I got caught up in the action and couldn't wait to read more. I was a bit spooked by the scene where Holt sees the human claw marks on the walls in the pharmacy.
Overall, I thought the story was quite original. I loved the Landships and the floating trading posts. I eventually intend on reading the next book in the series. I've heard things get even better :).