The far more interesting plot of Vicky, her father and evil stepmother is wrapped up. The evil step mommy has no character. She’s just morally fraught, lacks a moral conscience, rails at various targets and has visceral hatred for sense and is dangerous and deluded.
This has Smart Metal that does everything. Kris’ baby has 6 nannies. There are constant assassination attempts. Kris won’t stop talking. Somehow her addiction issues have been forgotten. The civil war ends but interest is long defunct by then. What became of Vicky’s baby half-brother? Unknown. Reading this was a discouraging experience as it was so inadequate.