Dragonfly In Amber did not live up to its predecessor Outlander. It was a slog to get to 40% before I pretty much gave up. The first part of the book surprised me, and I was actually pretty glad when it got back to where we left off at the end of Outlander.
But then it got bogged down in minutiae. And not interesting minutiae. BORING minutiae. And I found myself practically not caring whether I finished the book or not. At 40% progress, I decided to read a few reviews to see if it might get better. At the rate I was going, it would take another 4-5 months to finish and I didn't want to waste that time unnecessarily.
I found some reviews that seemed to have the same opinion as me. I found out a few things about the plodding nature of the rest of the story, and knew I was making the right decision to skip ahead to the last three chapters.
Outlander was wonderful. Dragonfly In Amber was a huge disappointment.