I thought I was reading the second book in the series, but this is actually the third. I'll read number two next, which sounds like it had a very interesting plot that added to the world building. I can say this series is definitely entertaining, but not addictive. I'll give a couple more of the books a go. What is most disappointing is that the all the heroes seem the same. They all have similar blah personalities. On the positive side, the plot arc seems to be building, so maybe this series will improve.