I am also not a big fan of N Roberts books, and I have been by passing her books for years. I read one of her books in 2013 and I like it so I decided to try another, now I am up to 7. Of the 7 I have to say I like Rising Tides) Sea Swept) and Homeport) but this book was the best of the 7. It was a really good read. This is how I like my story to be told. FyI All the books I read from her was given to me. I didn't purchase any of them.