Today at work i finished the third book in Maria Snyder's fantasy series, Fire Study.I actually liked this one less than the previous two. While neither of the previous books were particularly reflective, I do feel they were a little slower paced. Fire Study seems to have to be in constant motion, jumping from battle to ambush to conflict to betrayal as fast as possible. We jump right in with just a few mentions of previous events, which is kinda nice for those of us who've read the previous ones but I really wouldn't recommend anyone start with this one. I mean, some events happen so quickly that I actually lost track of various characters and had to skip back a few pages to figure out what was going on. The story itself isn't bad, we just aren't given any breathing room to digest before the next event happens. i give this one a 4/7.