It took me a while to get totally involved in the book. When I did it took me the outer regeins of the Planet Mars. Showing what the it could possibly be like with the enviroment and life there. The hard ships and people. It does not get in depth but will tickle your mind to see the picture, as you read about a man, his family history at a glimest. The people He cares for and leads. The People he takes on to help. His past and present to a final battle. That shows you can not always win. But can change to make improvements in ones life.