I am just slogging through the third book in this trilogy. While the first book (Annihilation) started out with some interesting ideas it was confusing. Once you get to the second book (Authority) you are bored to tears. I trudged through the second book (it was awful and I only read it because I'm compulsive about reading an author's entire work). It was a waste of time. The third book (Acceptance) remains very slow to develop into an actual, understandable plot. Judging from the pace of this third book, I'm uncertain the author ever explains the plot or what's going on in the book, right through to the last line.