The first book in the trilogy was cool. I found the premise of aliens in the Mariana trench that had been down there for 120,000 years really interesting and I thought the whole first contact thing was pretty good. I was also glad to have all three books together because the first two books ended on major cliffhangers. The end of the second book and then on to the third kind of got bogged down for me because I was frustrated with the actions of the people of earth in which, instead of being reasonable and trying to convince the ones on the ship that they were worth saving, tried their darnedest to try and destroy the ship. I was more interested in the goings on of the ship with Trin and Sara and their plan to save humanity, rather than the reactions of the humans above the water.