Empire of Ivory

is an excellently crafted novel, which leaves my stomach in knots at the end.

It is a terrible ending to a book when I know the next will not be out for a year or more. And though I am sure the end will not be as horrible as has been set up, I still dislike it.

I would not have read it now if I had known. I would have waited till book 5 was out. That’s what comes of reading books before the whole set is through and without a word from someone else on what is good.