Ugh - I pretty much have only finished this series because I have a hard time starting a series and not finishing it. This book was very similar to the others. Hard to follow due to gaps in the story line, characters that are not well developed or contradictory (I felt) from previous books and endings that are not well defined (and not defined in a later book). I thought this story line was somewhat better than others, but still..... If there is another book, I will read it, but with the same trepidation of this one. Why did I give it 3 stars? Well, parts of the story are vivid, fast paced and intriguing. This is just not my type of book.