Oh. My. GOD. This book is the best book I've ever read. I was laughing and crying. I simply could not put it down. No matter what I was doing, I found time to read a few pages. I even took it to work and read it during any spare time. I have come to love these characters so much, I was rooting for the heroes and cheering when the bad guys got what was coming to them. Book 3 also introduces a bunch of new characters that I love just as much. I liked the romance that was added to this book. Christophe is now my favorite character-- he only showed up at the end of Book 2, and I had no idea he was going to play such an important role in the story. Leopold, a brand new character, was also a great addition. There'd better be more of them in Book 4.
I thought I couldn't wait for Book 2 to come out. Then I thought I couldn't wait for Book 3. Now I don't know how I'm going to handle the long wait for Book 4. I'm going to read the entire series over while I wait-- I'm sure more than once.
Kudos to the authors on creating such a believable universe, and filling it with people I care so much about.
(reviewed the day of purchase)