If you have any intresest in the Swarm series, this is one to read.
Um.... It ends abruptly?
The characters are likable where they are supposed to be, and entirely annoying where jerkiness is the order of the day. The plot is a logical progression, and covers wide range of situations and challenges, though it has interludes of calmness and flashes of one-off problems. Details are important later, and I didn't notice any logical flaws from one section to another. Even the abrupt ending is there to set up the sequel, and is in no way in an awkward place with loose ends left untied.
The Last Word:
Like the intro said, if you have ever read even the basics of the Swarm series and liked it, this is the best story not written by the founder that I've read In fact, it's better than some of his (sorry, TH). In fact, if you've never read a Swarm Cycle story before, I'd advise you to read the firs tew that lay out the basic information, and then absolutely read this It's that good.
PS: If the site owner wanted my real opinion on Appeal to Reviewer, he'd have a dripdown that went to 11. Why not just make it go to 10 and make ten more awesome? Because it should go to eleven.