This was a good/ok series, but certainly not the best I've ever read. I really didn't like how this book ends. It's also extremely long - 819 pages- and took me forever to read. I just wanted to finish it and start something better. I did enjoy the time period this was set in, though, and how the author described what it was like to live in this era. Overall, I would only recommend reading this book if you absolutely loved the first 2 books. Otherwise, it isn't worth the time or effort to read this huge book!