I'm still not 100% sure how I felt about this book. The last 50 pages were crazy and un-put-downable. The other 250 pages or so were good, but not really gripping for me. Compared to others I've read recently, this one was shorter, but took me longer to read. I didn't have to force myself, but I guess all the history and detail made it too much like work :) But it was def a worth it ending and I would read it again.