Loved the read thus far. Will be sending glowing report to Amazon of coarse. A couple small thing for next book - an index of chapters or at the very least an index of map pages, easier to flip back and forth. Also, as a geography major, I was taught that a map requires a minimum of two things, a compass (check) and a scale - needed perhaps for the various maps. All in all, a wonderful effort and I'm definately 'in for the ride'.