At first this book was hard reading for me, it seemed like I was reading a history textbook instead of a novel; not what I was used to. Then, as I read more the realization came that the people are there to tell the tale, as Dolvia wills.
The story begins with the Company. The Company smiles. The Company gives and gives until greed springs its trap and the Company controls everything and the company wants everything of value on Dolvia. Dolvia is a planet. Dolvia's will controls the people, the ecology, everything that comes in contact with Dolvia. This is the tale of the struggle between the Company and Dolvia told by the people who were there.
I'm ready to read the second book in the series, HEARTSTONE. I can hardly wait to find out what comes next.