On the face of it, this is a science fiction novel about the legacy of an alien device discovered after they had been wiped out by the forces of earth.
Underlying that is a story of a man caught up in a whirlwind of conflicting ideologies and grasps for power.
I found the writing style quite disengaging and abrasive. I was annoyed by the use of psudo intellectual metaphores. But it picked up a bit towards the end and all in all, wasn't a bad book.