I loved how Orion left those messages for Amy, it showed a softer and better side for the man we all thought a criminal. I still didn't get why Amy still hated him so badly at the end, all he ever did was to protect the people on board. I guess the idea of having her father nearly murdered probably didn't help, but he wasn't all that bad. I was also a bit worried about her mental state when she had tantrum about taking Orion with them on the shuttle, he's frozen, he can't do any damage.
I didn't understand why the people on the ship were so cruel towards Elder, especially after everything he did. He took them off Phydus, tried to rule the ship in a balanced way while dealing with the ship's slow death, and trying to solve the mystery of the engine. I saw the no reason to hate him, unless you the evil Luthor, who was just a cruel man. I understand how they must of been angry about being under the influence of the drug, but that's no reason to vent it all out on the one who stopped it.
I loved this book through and through, and every page was perfect, no, every sentence was perfect. This book was frexing awesome!!!
-The messages/clues left by Orion