The sample of the e-book that I downloaded intrigued me enough to buy the list but after I got past the first topics it became a little ho hum. At half idea through there have been a group of things going on with multiple strands to the story. We have met ream of different characters throughout who have interesting stories of their own each and exchanges prior to the start of the list etc...however, thing is just not quite clicking for me as I am not feeling much for any of the characters. I don't know whether it is because there is so much to explain that not enough second has been spent on any one character or whether it is just a complicated action so the first half of the first list in the series is being used to lay out all the strands...but I can't say I am as engrossed as I feel I should be at this point and I am not feeling anything much for the characters like I should be...especially the potential cherish interests at this point (there are a few to choose from!). I do like the idea we were not introduced to every character at the birth and we are meeting draftees and units of the action as it goes along. Expanded it is not immediately obvious who the leading man/hero is - there is a opportunity of quite a few potential heros in the list. But without the acumen to them that is needed to develop any emotions about them, they are all feeling quite flat at half idea through although now that I have finished the list this does get better to some expansion... There are many unanswered difficulties at the goal with a resolution to the most immediate 'battle' but a complete tale as to other areas. Despite some of the refutations, I still feel that I would continue to read the rest of the series. Its a shame as some units of the list probably warrant a 4* or 5* but I pretense say that I enjoyed it enough to give more than a 3*.