Why did I like this story so much? I thought the plot was interesting and different from many of the other books of this genre type that I have read. I like when a story/book has a unique plot. I'm into sci-fi, and I like the sci-fi elements of this story. I really like how the main character, Demetri, who is being pursued by another character, that he is totally uninterested in, doesn't give in to the other guys advances. I like that he does his best to stands his ground and put up a fight for his beliefs. That sort of thing creates conflict and that's a quality that I think makes a story good and which I really enjoy in a story, especially if there is romance involved in the story. I was impressed by how much personality Demetri's brain box had. And I thought he was excellent comedy relief. Okay, this next statement may be a spoiler, so if you don't want anything spoiled, then you may not want to read this next statement. From a summary of the story that I had read, I thought that Maelstrum was a going to be a brute and that he was just going to try to force Demetri to do what he wanted him to do, but so far he isn't like that. And I really liked that about him. So I think the main characters are well-developed. I liked this story so much, it's hard to wait for part 2 and I really hope that there is going to be a part 2 and that part 2 is available soon. I don't like when stories with multiple parts end with a big cliff-hanger. And this story ends with a bit of a cliff-hanger. It's not too bad, but it's about the only thing that I didn't like about the story. I also thought that it was a little short in length; I wish it had been a little longer. I had expected it to be a bit longer, so I also found the length to be a bit disappointing.