Glad you enjoyed ZST. I liked it quite a bit, too. While it's a bit spoiler-y, I went into why I didn't enjoy Seize a few pages back in this this thread. All told, it took me something like 9-10 days to read through Seize. EDIT: Added link to the original comment. Mainly, though, I think Seize is overlong and needed a good editorial pare down. It's not outright bad, there's some fun stuff and a few nice character moments. Keru feels less like the guy whose ideas are always being shot down in this one and Martin does have a good voice for Tuvok. The book also has a good deal of errors as compared to the other books in the line - not the author's fault per se, but they do make for some unintended humor.