I am a fan of this series and I have read them all. This might not be the best book in the series but Michelle Sagara is just such a brilliant writer that she pulls it off. The plot keeps you going till the end but it lacked depth and the ending was a little bit of a letdown. A little more growth for Kailyn and a development of his relationship with Severin would have been welcome. I think we need to move on from the usual stories as it is starting to feel like just filling in time.