I wish to register a complaint.
As I posted recently, I got two new books about which I am very excited, Lion among men, by Gregory Maguire, and Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation: The kingdom on the sea, by M.T. Anderson. Both are sequels, and both are presenting the same problem: it has been over a year since I read the previous volume in the series, and both are so complex in their social settings that I cannot remember all the characters and plotlines. I probably need to go back and read those previous volumes before tackling the new ones, and who has time for that?????
That is all.