I really enjoyed this book but I felt is was the transitional book setting the stage for the rest. There were times when I really was not that interested in what was going on, but as you move through the book you see pieces falling in the place and what has to happen. A few story lines I figured out before they happened and one other wow! Did not see that one coming at all!!!!! All in all I was very happy with the story and will continue to follow the books. I am not fully hooked yet but getting there fast.