I'm so sad, because after loving the first two collections in this series, this third volume was a disappointment. With Laura gone, the tie binding the stories together is missing, leaving us adrift, the tales disjointed. The jarring sensation is aggravated by the change in the art style from story to story, and it just doesn't work for me. The artwork in the Morrigan's story was beautiful, but that was really the only part of this volume that compared to the first two collections.
The biggest crime is the lack of forward momentum. We left off volume two gasping in horror and shock, but instead of carrying the story forward, volume three just sort of falters, and the drive just isn't there anymore. It's like someone decided that we needed to take a break in the excitement to fill what happened earlier, and while it's interesting to learn who the gods were before and more about what they're doing now, the pacing just doesn't feel right.
I'll continue reading this series, but I really hope that volume four goes back to the beautiful artwork and fast-paced storyline that I enjoyed so much in the first two volumes.