This is a good series....but there was a lot of unnecessary material about Elloren and her fear, Elloren and Lukas, before we get to the "main course". And, once again, I will, in the future, go nuts trying to remember all the characters etc. when the next book comes out. I'm really tired of doing this. I normally don't buy a series until ALL the books are completed. I may or may not do it again.