The story is OK, but the package is annoying. I skipped a lot - especially the "power struggle" at the end of the book.
The ending is another non-ender. Want to see how it ends? Give Amazon some more cash for book 5 (and 6!)
Then there's two chapters from other books by the same author at the end. TBH all this makes me less likely to buy any more from Ms Mallory.
I'm going to read a few books by other writers before deciding what to do next