So I was finally able to finish this one up about a month ago. I don't know why it wasn't as quick of a read as the rest of them but it dragged along for me. I actually read about 500 pages of it and then put it down for months. I let a friend borrow it and didn't pick it back up right away when I got it back. For me this one seemed to be drawn out more than was needed. I think that there is a lot of room to condense the story down into about 600 pages or less. And while it did take me a long time to get into the story and fiinish it up, I do miss them now.