Originally Posted by JSWolf
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.
Sure! Read the other books!
Seeing as the book was published 2nd, you're probably not missing much as both DiapDealer and Tom have said.
Just enjoy the story.