Finally we're back to the main characters! We learn about Seregil and Alec's past, we hear the other side of the stories they've been into from the enemy side. No royal, clan, and military business in this installment. "Traitor's Moon" was too political for my liking, so this book got me hooked again with the series. I see a huge improvement in the portrayal of the villains, they're not just downright mean and cliché, there are more sides to them and I actually felt for some of them. I already have the next book in my possession, I hope it lives up to my expectations. This one set them up real high!