This novel is very smart and elegant. At the first glance when reading, people will fall for the assumption that this is a romance novel, with an ordinary perspective, love triangle. This is seen in the initial chapters where Glen and Bram met with Ayuning and begin to grow the seeds of love between them. In the next chapter, triangular love feuds are obscured by conflicts that occur and are experienced by each character. Furthermore, in some parts, it was clearly shown how Glen and Ayuning’s relations continued to a quite serious level. However, the readers will gradually be led into the core of the conflict of this novel.
Benedict B. Triatmoko, SJ was born in Tanjung Balai Karimun in 1965. He entered the Jesuit novitiate in 1984 and was ordained priest in 1994. From 2000 to 2009 he was the director of the Academy of Machinery Industry in Surakarta. In 2009 he was named the head of the Academy of Machinery Industry Foundation. He was trained in Philosophy, Theology in Jakarta and Manila. He took special studies in Manufacturing Technic, Computer Science, and Business Management in Boston, USA.