I'm still waiting for the zombies that were in book 2 to show back up. I'm also still enjoying this series, but not quite as much as the Dresden Files. It's still a stop gap. I could definitely do a lot worse, though. There's a lot of plot that goes on in this book and the main character continues to come into his own. Despite all that goes on in the novel, it still feels like I'm waiting for something else to happen. Oh, right, I'm still waiting for those zombies to show up again. It's great to have this looming threat that you know is going to come back into the series, but a writer can only maintain that kind of tension for so long and I'm at that point where I don't want to wait any more. I'm starting to read other books in between the books in the Alera series and that's not a good sign.