This is a good story with a crackling plot that kept me reading, but what I enjoyed most was his humor, especially his funny wordplay. He captivated me from the start with his definition of the (Falneresc) idiom "Walk the Moons Road." A list of a dozen or so very plausible definitions ends up, "to engage in a difficult enterprise, one whose outcome is uncertain; to be in love; to die." I also loved one of his characters' attempts to speak Eloian, one of the many languages spoken on this planet. Hilarious! And the Lilith--the character at the center of the plot, neither man nor woman--is a truly enchanting creature, whom Jim treats with great tenderness. A good book, highly recommended.