Ruzniel is a futuristic tale of good verses evil. While the laws of magic shamelessly mimic those of physics, the author does a great job setting the scene of the epic battle over the last three days of the universe. All of the major characters are introduced in the first chapter and the action begins immediately. The author jumps from planet to planet describing these characters and the events of each, which will culminate at the end of the second book on the final battlefield. The illustrations by Bastian create the images of the creatures described in this tale allowing the reader to better imagine the alien nature of this tale. The cockroaches are my favorite 🙂 After the first hundred pages I was hooked and did not want to put the book down. I read the last hundred pages ravenously and look forward to beginning the second novel.