So I just finished reading Crystal Rain. I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as the reviewers over on Amazon, but all in all it was an enjoyable read. Strengths would be: imaginative setting (descendents of an Aztec and carribean islander diaspora battle it out on a world fallen far from it’s starfaring origins, proxies in a war between interstellar powers trapped on the planet with them), action packed. Cons would be writing quality, cardboard characters, unsatisfying ending. It’s the authors first book, so he deserves some slack, but I’m not sure if I’ll continue on to the subsequent books in this setting.