Couldn't finish Remanence last night. Had to force myself to put it down around 10 pm, only because I had to wake up very early today. I just flew through the last 15%, and it was an amazing ride! Or read. Or write . Almost every one of the last 20 or so chapters ended in a cliffhanger, and the end was very well executed IMO. But then... just kidding. I'll have to stop here. Don't want to spoil it for anyone. I just purchased Inheritance, third book in the series. It worries me that it was named differently on its first release (The Druid Gene), and it seems the author wrote it as a stand-alone novel, released it, then decided it belonged to the Confluence universe and renamed it. I'm feeling apprehensive about this. The description on Amazon didn't help because it mentioned other, new characters. I want to read more about my heroes! Ah well, I'm committed to the series, so I'll have to trust the author and begin. I'm going on a field trip starting tomorrow. I'm not looking forward to being 10 to 12 hours in a car, and that's just to get to the "field" part of the trip. Luckily, I'm not driving. But I've never been able to read in a car. The irregular speed and motion make me sick very quickly. I don't like audiobooks, so I'll just have to start reading tonight, sleep during the drive, then continue once I get to the hotel tomorrow night. EDIT: I just made the big mistake of reading Amazon's description of Valence , fourth and last book in the series. I hurriedly closed the tab after reading just the first sentence in the description, but it was too late already. Now I understand and know what to expect of the 3rd and 4th books. I didnt want to know. No one else to blame but myself. I'll just go bang my head on the wall for a few minutes Second edit : Corrected title of fourth book above.