A cute intergalactic planetary fable. I really liked 898's rubbery green foo-dog ninja alien ways especially during the action scenes with the doomshooter. These are the moments that moved this book along nicely. Also, when reading this invasive novel, you will see that some inspiration came from classic tales such as Wizard of Oz, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Humpty Dumpty, and Jack in the Bean Stalk with bizarre twists and turns that gave these old favorites a fresh new spin for sure.
However, the end was where I felt this read fell a bit short for me. I mean it just kind of ended rather abruptly and I guess I was looking for something more. Doesn't mean you shouldn't read this one because you should, but to those of you who like strong endings this one might leave you a bit unsatisfied, but I'll let you make that call for yourself.
All in all, I certainly enjoyed this book and I'm very much looking forward to reading something else by David Barbee in the future.