This is definitely an interesting first episode of House of Khepru, where we are introduced to the Kheprians. The characters are fun and lively (though there are sad events in their lives). The main character is a computer nerd, who is proud of being one. Calvin has an excellent writing style. He indulges in the thoughts of the hero a lot, which could have gone awfully wrong, but he pulls it off masterfully.
Recommended to everyone with a taste for Science fiction and Fantasy.