Still slow going, but not as badly as An Ember in the Ashes. At least I'm still interested in Rook even though I'm still not quite certain I know what's actually going on. But I'm starting to see a small bit of that "Ultimate game of cat and mouse" fluttering in everyone's cryptic conversations.
Except that it's coming off a bit more frustrating than it is exciting.
In other news... I started another book... like I always do when my mind wanders from the books I'm not quite enjoying.
I'm still hoping that Rook will pick up soon though, so I'll keep reading to see where it goes. Something seems to be happening; I just can't quite put my finger on what yet. Except that, so far, anything that seems to be trying to convey a sense of mystery or surprise isn't really succeeding.