As predicted I spent the entirety of this book in the past, but it was an interesting and informative past. One that contained both Jahn/John/Jath'ibaya and Kyle/Kahlil/Ravishan (pick a name any name). It would also seem that the past is catching up to the present so I have hopes that with book #9 The Iron Temple I will begin to see things come full circle.
One thing I do know for sure is that for me the word boring is not an applicable descriptive in regards to these books. Confusing at times could work but definitely not boring.