Unfortunately, it is kind of the same for me, even though I really liked Aphra in the Vader series. But in this series nothing seems to be really as challenging or dangerous. It's just a fun, safe adventure with some rather generic fantasy tropes thrown into the mix. It's like at the end of Vader when Aphra didn't even lose an arm or anything, she got off too easy. She always gets off too easily in this series. Aphra should be terrified about Vader discovering she's alive, instead she's prancing around telling people her name. I like the mean Aphra that Aaron wrote so I'm looking forward to Screaming Citadel as well.