It is the second book of a trilogy. Why did you bother finishing the first, you might ask. Well, I was hoping the soap-opera-ish* plot actually made sense, and the author would do something that would at least begin to clarify the burning questions I still had. She didn’t. It only got worse.
*For those of you who are old enough to remember All My Children, think Luke and Laura. Oh, come on, admit it. You watched it.