I enjoyed the book, with its fill in storyline. While I admit it seems to leave a lot of stuff unanswered, if you are reading the books in chronological order as I am, you will find that there is less left unanswered than it might seem if you were to read the book as a stand alone or in its publication order. All in all I enjoyed the spin off story line and have already started into the next book in the chronological sequence. I found Emily Durante (the narrator) didn't differentiate audibly enough between characters, everyone sounded the same.
Emily Durante, the narrator, was the best thing about this book. She brought life to otherwise aimless and lifeless characters. The story starts out interesting then trails off into a never ending series of events with no resolution. The final nail in the coffin, for me, was when nothing, at all, was resolved. While this may have been prologue to the next book I won't be listening to it.
TODD MCCAFFREY was born in the United States, but he spent his teenage years in Ireland, where his mother moved in 1970. After a stint in the U.S. Army, he followed his love of computers to build a career as a computer engineer. His true love is writing, though. Having grown up with the Dragonriders of Pern, he is bursting with ideas for new stories of that world, its people, and its dragons.
"From the Hardcover edition."