Ohhh..I like that info. Especially since I was one of the folks who "complained" about the cliff hanger aspect of the way the books end (although I have come to not mind it as much now that there is the second book since I was able to re-read the first and pick up the second right away, and let's face it, if I didn't really like the books, notwithstanding the cliff hanger, I wouldn't be here chatting....)! I can't wait to see what is next. And the notion that the Necromancer may be just someone we already know acting in a new way - opens up a lot more possibilities! Especially since I am not yet convinced that the pattern proposed of good/bad/good/bad... for the title characters is correct - in my mind, 3 out of 6 isn't enough to bet on that being the case. And since most of the groundworks needs to be laid in the first 3 books - I am guessing we will get a number of clues in book 3 - if we don't have them already... I guess I need to re-read them both - again!