Top positive review
Nice addition, but as always, only a novella in content.
July 6, 2015
I love the series. I check regularly for updates to see if a new volume has been issued. And it's a good addition to the series, progressing us further down the plot. However, I just can't be happy with the volume; ie the size of the work. The story doesn't truly begin until 8% in - starting with the preface and history to catch people up-to-date with the story and plot, and it ends at 89%, with the bio-blurb and discussion of the authors additional work. I don't mind that this information is provided, but fluff shouldn't represent 15% of the work-product. Really, it shouldn't. Additionally, the preface actually gives much of the story away in providing the background.
The page count, according to Amazon, was 193 pages... simply shameful. A novel, even a filler edition in a series, should be at least 300 pages of content. A novella is about 200 pages of content. It looks like all but the first volume have been under 200 pages - that is, all of the volumes have been too short by half. This should have continued on for another 3-400 pages. Its a great series and deserves the depth that I know the author can produce. I do look forward to the next edition, but hope there will be more to it.