Love this book. Especially for the glimpses of what's to come. Could I get hands for war and political rhetoric? What Heir did was set-up everything for the 3rd book. Somebody else said that this was probably a 4 book series . . . I think so too that's why every mention was so fleeting. This book was amusing and gave you all the information you're probably going to need for the last *sniff* book in the series. Can't put any of them down. These books have actually made me start reading again after severe disillusionment with the fantasy novelists . . . I thought there was nothing left to read. Then (AFTER telling my friend specifically that I DIDN'T want to get involved with a trilogy . . . I just wanted to read something fun that I didn't have to think about and trash it . . . ) . . . she gave me this book and Daughter and I've been slapping her around and kissing her feet ever since. PLUS passing them around to all my friends. (Sorry Kimberly) I'd also like to say that I'd love to see Micheal Turner turn this into a 'graphic novel' or an Anime version. Just 'cuz it'd be neat.