Erf- Thanks for the tip. I'll look into it!

Your other points...

I don't usually read too many amazon reviews, I prefer to see what folks around here, or various bloggers whom I trust think rather than relying on some random amazon reviewer. That said, I can see why some people would be upset about the book being split in two.

Personally, if the whole thing had been printed as one massive 800-1000 page novel, that would have been a big turn off for me. I have a hard time getting through massive tomes like that these days, so splitting it makes the story a lot more accessible to me. However, I'm not such a fan of shelling out the extra money for the cost of two books instead of one, so it is a bit of a wash out. At the same time, I'm gonna spend money on books regardless, so spending it on a sequel to a story I'm looking forward to and already invested in doesn't sting nearly as bad.