By the 25% mark of any book, I expect a couple of things. One, to have some feel for the characters. Two, to have some feel for the main plot and where the story is heading.I really did not get either from Born Of Illusion. I had high expectations for this book, perhaps that was my downfall. I could not for the life of me get into the story. I didn't feel anything for the characters. Honestly, I was just bored. So, I gave up. But please go read the other reviews...there are many who loved it.