I liked the first book and was quite disappointed by the second which soured the third for me. That said it is more than good enough for beach reading. The setting is entertaining and while the general plot doesn't exactly win any prices in innovation it is solid. I am torn about the characters, they are both the reason why I liked the books and why I stopped liking the further I got in due to me disliking certain developments and actions... I would give it a 3/5.