For those who complain that this book requires you to have read the previous novel, The Steel Remains, duh, yeah, well, it's book 2 of a trilogy and you should read the first book first. I hate those books where they have to go over the whole story from the previous books. This is a TV show mentality and most readers are smart enough to grasp the concept of reading in the correct order.
The book itself is not at all confusing. Sure, you have to pay attention but that's part of the reading experience.
I did get defective discs and part of chapters 21 and 22 are missing. Amazon is sending a replacement set but fortunately, I also bought the book in print.
I'm a real admirer of Ringil. I'm not gay but if I were, I'd probably change my name :-).