Your overall rating for this book One of the strategies in this book was to start the action sooner, compared to previous books. So the action started with the riot at the funeral, before the mystery of the scrolls was even introduced. Did this work for you? Were you engaged in the story sooner, or would you have preferred to know more about the scrolls first before the action kicks in? This story splits up the team, with Michael, Hana, and Marco struggling to reunite during a good deal of the story. So you get to see the story from several perspectives. Did this work for you? Did you like seeing the story from different angles, or would you have preferred the team to stay together and see the story primarily from Michael’s perspective? This story was probably more character driven, so the historical mystery got just a little less time than in previous books. Did this bother you? Do you feel there was a good balance between the character development and the adventure? Did you like getting to know the characters better in this story? This story also introduced some tension between the characters, more so than in other books in the series. How do you feel about the tension, and how it was resolved, or not, by the end of the book? We strive for realism in our stories. Does the story seem real to you? Could it have actually happened the way it was written? What parts felt more or less real to you? What factors added or subtracted from its realism? This is the seventh book in the series, so the characters have a lot of history. Do you feel like anyone was acting out of character? Do you like how the characters are growing and developing? A number of new characters were introduced in this story. Are there any of them you particularly liked or disliked? Do you like seeing minor characters from previous books come back, or do you like new characters for each book for the core team to interact with? Any other comments?