While the narrative was not as easy to get into as Idlewild (the first in the series) I did find it a much better read. Idlewild was a nice, small story while Edenborn is on its way to growing into the world Nick Sagan has created. I say on it way because it's still not there yet. While there is a plenty of travel from continent to continent it still was a small family drama at the core of the book. These incredible minds are supposed to be fixing the world and instead seem more interested in petty behavior and working on smaller side experiments.I did enjoy this book. It took me a bit to get into but was worth it. I am, however, hoping for more out of the next book, Everfree than the series has delivered so far.