Why, why WHY would an author, who has written 6 books in chronological order, do this to their readers?!?The story itself was good, and I might have really enjoyed it if I had read it after book 4, but I had to downgrade this book to 3 stars because the story's time jump was frustrating and confusing -- book 7 actually happens (chronologically) between books 4 and 5. Not only was the time jump confusing, but it didn't work. All the tension was sucked out of parts of this story. I already know that Will becomes a full-fledged ranger. I already know he is successful. I already know his love interest. I can't go back and pretend to not know.