I read all of the other reviews, and I don't know what I can add to them. They are all far better written than I can manage. That said, I'll try to say something new because I really liked the book, and it deserves my best effort. The story is wrenching, brutal, and harsh. It deals with the psychological trauma of Jade Darcy, and her slow return to a more "human" existence. Along the way, it has a lot of interesting, different characters (mostly non-human) all of whom interact with the broken Jade. As the story progresses, she has interesting and exciting adventures, including lots of battles (both verbal and physical). I don't want to give too much away, so as not to spoil it for others. I really felt for the character, and it affected me deeply to read about her. The writing is superb, and really carried me into the life of the character.
I really hope that Stephen writes another sequel (after Jade Darcy and the Zen Pirates), as I would really like to see Jade continue her story.