This book had all the pacing problems of the last one and then some, plus some extra bonus gender issues. I think Williams had a checklist rather than a plot in mind when she wrote it. This is her checklist:
* ghost wedding
* warrior woman
* penis building
* and Zhu Irzh should TOTALLY have a sister named “Daisy.”
The warrior woman got kidnapped.
Unless someone says something really compelling about book four, I think this is where I drop the series.
(The ghost wedding scene was really great, though.)