I always approach books in this series with trepidation rather than anticipation. The main character takes more constant abuse in the story than Harry Dresden does in the Dresden Files. I like her attitude though. The whole weather control thing is a little weird for me still. I'm used to paranormal fiction falling back on more classic myth archtypes for their base (which I suppose the Djinn count as). This story didn't really expand the supernatural world as the others have, but it did complicate the players in the existing world. I'm not a big fan of nonlinear storytelling in general (as with the others, half of this book was told in random flashbacks) but Caine does it well. I am tentatively looking forward to the next one.