This was undoubtedly the most enjoyable novel I've read in a very long time. Maybe it strikes a cord with me because it's world view is so very close to my own. The pantheistic nature of creation as depicted here is one I've long held to.
The novel itself is well written, even though it's written in the first person, which doesn't often work as well as I'd like but seems to work extremely well here.
All in all a fantastic novel. I can't wait to continue the series now.