There is a scene where the main character meets an alien. I am not going to tell you what the alien looks like. To me that is a spoiler. My main reason for wanting to read alien books is the way the author tells the fantasy side of the book. This author does a wonderful job of bringing the scene alive. It is such a wonderful part of the book that I feel like I had watched it on a theater screen. I had one point in the book where I was a little confused, but everything has came together. I didn't expect to like this book as much as I do This author has a wonderful imagination. He has done a wonderful job of redeeming himself after what I encountered in the book before the story had even started. I have taken too much time away from the book. Ready. Set. READ!