Last weekend I finally read the first volume of Low, an interesting series that is set far into the future where the sun is actually burning up the surface of the earth, so all the people have moved into the depths of the Ocean. Unfortunately, they are also running out of air and none of the probes that were sent to find another inhabitable planet have come back.

The main character of the story is Stel Caine, the ever optimist no matter what happens. I can’t say too much as I don’t want to spoil the story, but I like Stel, she’s an interesting character. The art work is amazing in this book, utterly amazing. But for this story there were some parts of it that I didn’t really like or understand why they were necessary. Every woman is wearing close to nothing and for being the strong characters, especially Stel, that didn’t work for me.

I’m unsure if I’ll read more of this one. The writing was fairly good and the author uses the word low itself in a lot of interesting ways. But the story wasn’t quite compelling enough and the physical portrayal of the women bothers me. If I do keep going it will be for the artwork because it is so great.