This series is a mess. If you read it in published order, you are bound to miss something. This book feels like there is a lot missing and I'm wondering if we can get that information in the earlier (chronologically) works.
Because this book references another book that comes before it in chronological order, this makes chronological order the proper order to read these and we've started with the 17th story.
Not a good book to nominate for any book club.