I was already dissapointed with the last book, for "resurrecting" the dead, but now it seems they have put that storyline aside for a while as though it doesn't matter. I do think the replacement Tatiana/Natasha issue was an improvement, (even though it seems like a last minute decision from past character action)but once you bring something like a dead character back you can't just save it on the side for insurance of series elongation. Talk about lack of authoral integrity. For now it seems as though Sam's return seves the sole purpose of adding further drama in the Gaia social life, which is completely uneccesary. At least it could still enteratain me, just not as enjoyably.