Giant telepathic companion cats! Think of this pretty kitty, but the size of a Labrador:
If nothing else kept my attention in this novel, those would. Thankfully, the world and supporting cast kept me awake and interested. I will admit that my eyes started to glaze over nearly any time they mentioned quantum mechanics or the concept of time as a non-linear function. My brain is not good enough to wrap itself around those concepts. Thankfully there were enough fantasy elements to keep my slow little mind happy.