I finished Chains last night. Much to my dismay, the story did not come to any sort of resolution. The last page of the book was a notice that the story would be continued in another novel. Pet peeve alert: please indicate somewhere on the cover that this is part one of a series.
So I am left with three characters in potentially dire peril. A five-year old epileptic separated from her family and under the "care" of a brutal owner. Her older sister a fugitive (escaped from slavery) trying to take care of a teenage boy with ?smallpox?. And the story just stops.
I honestly feel a little abandoned.
Maybe that's the point.