the downside of getting to this book so late (I didn't know it existed until recently) is: I'm not going to remember everything from the first two entries. but I remember some of the basics, and aspects of the SF arena presented, and the author has artfully worked in a synopsis of past events in the chapters I've just read; that, and the plot has moved into a new phase anyway, with Tan accessing the Veil, and going to the Dark World to escape enemies and collect herself. somewhat of a new ballgame. I know this book may be slightly confusing at times--as I struggle with a few references to past complexities--but I'm comfortable being immersed in this again, and we'll see how it goes. fun, so far.