Now this is a great issue that build the suspense, sets your tone and increases the stake ALL without much happening in the way of conflict.
It's essentially a bridging issue but it successfully lays out more about Vine society, what's been going on with the Plantings and how they need to come together to ward off the incoming invasion.
Still the best VALIANT book on the stands---even when not much happens!!!
4**** out of 4****