I love this series, but it took me two tries to get through this entry, which I only re-started when the publication of the following book was imminent. Luckily, I was able to get the audio version from across the state, and the soothing narration of Simon Vance made it possible to withstand even the months and months of tedious desert travel described. As for the plot . . . they have been transported to Australia. Hijinks ensue.