Definitely not as strong as the previous volumes. I don't love the whole Fray universe, and any plotline that involves the future and time travel is pretty much inherently annoying and prone to reader confusion. I'm also not a big fan of the dialect of the future. However! There was a bit of interesting character interaction--Dawn and Xander as a team is something I enjoy seeing--and one big reveal that makes me really want to read the next volume. I think it's about time they had some action on the major story (Big Bad Twilight), rather than piddling around with these side plots. Unless they want to do a whole bunch more Faith episodes, 'cause I'm up for that.