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A couple of warnings...
on 16 July 2014
Before you read this book you need to know:
1. It's NOT a stand alone book. In fact books 4 through 7 of the series are pretty much one story and unless you read them all, in order, in close proximity, you're going to get lost and frustrated.
2. Apart from the storyline, the other reason that you really need to read them all together is the number of characters. Chapter 1 of this book introduces 14 characters, excluding the heroine, 10 of them within the first three pages. By the end of chapter 3, there are 20 characters and counting. The author has provided footnotes explaining who they are but this really only makes things more confusing. Very few of them seem relevant to current events and mentioning them distracts from an already confusing storyline.
So, if you haven't read books 4 through 6, yes, all of them, read them before buying this one. Aside from the unnecessary number of characters and overly complicated storyline, this is an okay book.