Oh what a turn of events. I think that this book sets a precedence that follws for the rest of the saga. An interesting turn of events happens on the world or Arianus, where Haplo finds himself once again. I do not want to give too much of the story away but this book will definetly keep the reader turning the pages. Still further do the writers give the reader more answers to the questions plaguing the readers mind throughout the saga. The fifth book in this immense saga reads smoothly and is a joy to read. Since thids book acts as a connection between the previous book and the next one, it does get a little slow at times. Though the writer leave enough suspense to keep the reader increasingly interested. The serpents that have made an appearance in the previous book, get more depth and equally more mysterious. Just who are they? and What do they want? The next books in the saga pose to be very interesting.