Only insofar as as a means to get to the third book. This definitely seemed like it was stretching the story out to make a trilogy.
The time traveling and the reading of the journal were what made this story enjoyable, I would have expanded on those aspects a little more. I didn't enjoy Alton's story line as much. And I found Captain Mapstone's actions a little too out of character.
The story is compelling and fresh.
The story and the premise is refreshingly new.
The narrator is the worst I've ever heard. After listening to over 100 audible books, the narrator completely ruined to book. I will avoid this narrator in the future. All of her characters are spoken in a high pitched annoying voice. The whole book sounds like it was read by the characters of a Pokemon cartoon.
I would recommend this book but avoid this narrator in any future book.
the saving grace of this book is the narration Ellen Archer is very good.
my problems with the book are its too long i easily skipped a third of book and still perfectly understood what was going on. also she seems to have taken up the trend of writing from multiple points of view this is almost a direct response to the A Song of Ice and Fire series. those are told from eight different points of view. this only works if it done well she is no George R.R. Martin she barrows from too many genre conventions an ancient enemy returns only one can fight it yada yada yada. perhaps the death nail comes from the lack of growth all the people stay the same. the trick too good fantasy is to make you want to stay in the world and she doesn't do that.