This being the first book that I have read of this author I must admit I was pleasantly surprised. It all flows together beautifully in such a way that you feel like you are actually there with the characters. The story unfolds with lots of twists and turns making it totally unpredictable as are some of the characters. Even the bad guys have their moments keeping you guessing as what really motivates them, and where the story is going. Owen must overcome his fears with the help of his new friends, and strive to reach his potential to ensure his survival. Definitely continuing with the series.