I liked the story and if there is a book two, I would read it. I liked the concept a lot! The descriptions were off the wall good. I could imagine so much in the story. The science fiction part was a solid 4 stars. However, what I didn't care for was well....
What I couldn't imagine at all was the romance between the two MC's. (Honestly there wasn't any romance) They, the MC's, really didn't make any sense together half the time. If I hadn't read the blurb beforehand I don't know that I would have put them together and certainly after their interactions I wouldn't have put them together. Even after they were kind of together, I wouldn't have kept them together. There was no chemistry at all but they kept getting shoved together, by the author not the story. And the ending was just as 'kind of' as the rest. (And Lochlan kept disappearing and with no understanding half the time as to why?)
The other issue I had was the lack of human description, whether it was their own story or the happenings. Kaes' NAMING story was obtuse, I had to read it several times before I could understand what had happened. (This happened a couple of times, reading again to understand what was 'trying' to be said and sometimes not getting it at all)
Ixchel, the Aalim, said overly confusing things that didn't make sense even after the story ended. (This part was like mystery that threw out weird clues that weren't going to help you). And some of the things she said almost sounded biblical, as in today's St. James Version. Which wasn't a problem except it didn't fit with much of the rest of story.
And Lochaln was a douchebag. Apparently he bedded half the world due to his charm and wit. I would have more readily believed it was because he was hung like a horse and easy. If Lochlan had charm and/or wit, it did not present itself in this book, at all.