It took me a surprisingly long time to read this. I liked it, but never really got caught up in the book, the way I did the original series. I missed Fi - she got far too little pagetime. Fortunately Homer was there though (I never really warmed to Lee). Still, it's a fascinating insight into life after war - especially considering the great amounts of land Australia had to give up.I'll probably eventually read the rest of the series as well, as I do love Ellie and want to hear more about how she manages, but they're not my top priority just now.