This is the 3rd volume in the Shadowmarch series. Luckily there is a synoposis of the first 2 volumes in the book as this volume was released considerably after the second volume. The good news is that Volume 4, the conclusion, is already available as well. I am enjoying the 3rd Volume immensely, however when I got to page 420, I discovered that the book is missing the next 50 pages. I contacted Amazon for a replacement however they will not give me one because I am past their 30 day return policy. So if you order this book make sure you check that you have all the pages right away!