Just finished Crystal Rain last night. I liked how John DeBrun had a shadow opposite in Oaxctl. Each could have been the hero from their own viewpoint with clear goals, rising action, and confounding events to their success. I also like how the book ended. The main problem of the story was satisfactorily dealt with but there are many threads that springboard thought about the future for this setting. Now I get to read my signed copy of Ragamuffin. Thank you Tobias Buckell and thank you Kazoo Books!