I liked this story but I didn't love it. There were a lot of interesting aspects to it and the world building, but I felt there was something lacking and at times it dragged a little.
I also wasn't too keen on the swear-words used by Soren as they sounded stupid, so it kind of got annoying - blight, pestilence and rot!!??? I know he is coming from a planet which grows things, but it just sounded out of place.
The relatively unique concept was good though with the emotions, eye colours etc.
I liked Cyn's character best though, he's great and I assume his will be the next story in the series.