I was really surprised by this book. I did not read the first in the series and didn't realize it was a series book ... until the end. There were a lot of really cool alien species on the Verde's Revenge Planet and they definitely seemed like they were going to take over everyone and everything. To find out which will become the dominant species on Verde's Revenge, I will have to read the next book in the series. Although this book didn't end with a cliff hanger, it also did not tell us who (or what) was going to win out as top dog. The way it stands ... I think the alien species will win!