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A steady sequel...
Reviewed in the United States on February 29, 2016
Oh geeze, Tim has a family and the kid is more annoying than his father. Jayne slips back on what I thought was a character development of trying to take the high road. Either she is looking to far into things, or things are not being spelled out as well as they should for the reader. I know that suspense and surprise are a delight in a book, but I can't possibly understand why everything is. Jayne continues as the same old girl who hates anything that is not immediately explained to her. I don't know why she doesn't ask for a book of histories to read or speak with Gregane about things she doesn't know. The elf will always do what she asks because he loves to lecture on knowledge. He's a resource she refuses to use. This story is a little political, and Jayne is pining after Chase the whole time, which is also damaging whatever relationship she might have with Ben. More farting, more breathing, more childish antics that I'm just beginning to skim over because I don't understand the incessant need to throw in comic relief via flatulence. I didn't get it when I was 17 either. Regardless, the story comes to another abrupt ending that lacked finesse and catapults the characters onto book 6 with, of course, a heavy dose of a semicolon not being used correctly.