As a conclusion this was terrible. Well not terrible per se, but just bizarre with no real connection to the rest of the series. I mean really what the heck was with Reason going bald and turning golden? This came out of left field and it just got weirder from there. Where had Raul Cansino been during the first story? He shows up, does some weird magic thing to Reason and is killed (book 2). Now Reason is changing in bizarre ways with little or no explanation. I really needed more back story on Raul to help clarify his role and this strange twist. The whole book took place in like 3 days so we're talking rapid changes and a personality change as well. To me it just seemed that the author lost her focus and we suddenly entered an alternate reality and morphed into some weird religious thing. Very disappointing.