I liked this one. I thought it was a faster pace than Pines and really had time to develop some depth of character. When I finished Pines (I did like it) I thought that the story really had a chance to be epic and just fell a bit short. Well, now with the second installment, I think it may be getting to be just that…epic. Looking forward to the third installment and see how this bad boy wraps up. 3.5+ Stars.