I am a huge Planet of the Apes fan.. I've got all the movies.. old and reboots. There is just not enough Apes in my opinion.. so when I heard about this book I had to read it. If you have seen the reboots, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Rise of the Planet of the Apes then you were probably as confused as I was. What happened between the two. There was just too much of a time jump between the Apes escaping and the start of the war between the humans. So Firestorm helps that out. It was well written, used enough background so you didn't have to have seen the movies if you didn't want to (not sure why no one would not want to). I'm glad I found the book and would recommend it to anyone who loves the Planet of the Apes movies.