This one barely made it to the three star rating. I enjoy the writing, and the story is interesting, but overall it is lacking. Specifically it annoys me how the universe seems to change with each chapter, such as adding a new super powerful character or group to the scene that hasn't been mentioned before. Also, while the book is supposed to be about Owen Deathstalker, at least half of this book didn't include him at all. The parts he was in weren't even the interesting parts of the book. I will keep reading the series, because I am interested where the various story arcs are going, but if it doesn't get better, I will be disappointed.