I'm really glad that I've already read the Weather Warden series. If I hadn't, I wouldn't have any idea what half of the stuff in this book was about. I'd like to think that she was ordered to kill the human race by Ashan because he knew that she would refuse and she'd notice the children who are disappearing. I'd like to think that. That doesn't mean that I really think Ashan has suddenly become super-helpful and nice. Right, no. The idea is laughable, but it would be nice.