A couple of books back I began to suspect who the Masked One was. In this entry we find out who it is. Along the way we get to see Calliande face shadows of past choices. We learn how the Confessor has been getting his dragons. We also learn what the seven swords are, how they are to be used to summon the new god and how they can be destroyed. An entry packed with answers that have been hinted at over the past 9 books. Needless to say not an entry level book for new readers. Jm's style seems to have a series told in several arcs, 1 the reveal of the problem 2 the gathering of companions and artifacts 3 the gathering of answers and solving of mysteries 4 the resolution, major showdown. These arcs aren't solid, sometimes they overlap and an entry can contain several of each. They are a pleasure to read.