Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.
It's been five years since I read the previous book and 5-starred it. I'm already not recognizing anyone — so before getting lost in this 700+ page book 2 of 5, I'm going over to Wikipedia and reading a summary of first book, The Black Prism.
I'm seriously no longer even sure who the good and bad guys are (and not interested in re-reading the entirety of the first book).
UPDATE: read the summary and not as lost as I thought. I forgot that one reason I was having trouble keeping characters straight were that one brother had stole another brother's identity, imprisoned him, now escaped, lots of murky secrets ...