I know, I know! I was 'meant to be' taking my time with this one so as to give Play time to find, or replace, books seven and eight for me. But, I couldn't help it! I just couldn't put this one down, for some reason. It's been a while since I've sat and read chapter, after chapter, after chapter, without so much as getting up for a drink, or snack, or whatever. But that's what happened with this book. The story was a bit slow to start, making the first chapter a little dull, but by the time I was finishing chapter two, I was so eager to read what happened next that I was reading whenever I could. Even if it was just a page or two at a time. Last night, when I picked the book up to read a little, I had just started reading chapter nine. A few hours later, however, I had finished reading the entire book. Needless to say, I enjoyed it very much! LOL! Unfortunately, I now have to wait for at least a week before I can continue reading the series. So, while I wait, I will be reading the short story books that I've acquires from various cereal boxes, boxes of tea bags, or other means. Most of them are stories meant for youngsters, but no book goes on my shelf without first being read, therefore, I need to read them. And now, while I wait for book seven to arrives, seems like a good time to do so.