I'm re-learning the world that got built back in Book One of this series (definitely should have gotten to this follow-up sooner), but that's okay--not flummoxed or confused...just getting acquainted all over again. The magic and the creatures are always fun in this world, and now that the characters are all slotting back into place, I'm ready to see where the Iron ship takes me...though we're still at the "it's the freaky journey, not the destination" phase. as well, the "meanwhile back at the ranch" scenes have been exciting too. to think I almost read one more Crime novel before getting to this! happy to be back.