after blood of kings I was knashing my teeth waiting for this book. that said the performance in the early part of the book was difficult to listen to..Show More » to the point of making me want to return it. I pushed on and as the voice of each charecter became more distinct the book became much easier to listen to.
you don't need to read blood of kings to jump into this story but it does help frame the events of Flashpoint.
my big issue is the same as with all other warmachine stories if there is a modle of the charecter for the minis game then they are not in any real danger bad stuff may happen to them but they will come out the other side ok if not stronger. I have been an avid Cygnar fan for sometime and I'm pretty much asking them to pull the trigger on some of my favorite characters or at least make me feel like that could happen.
over all not a bad continuation of blood of kings and The advancement of the Magnus story line is pretty cool.