But I didn't have a choice. I first read this years ago, on the cusp of coming out. To say that it had a tremendous impact on me is an understatement.
I cried multiple times reading this because there was a lot of sadness to go around.
Yes, Vanyel is that "more special than anyone" character, but not without a major cost. It set him on the right path. Can't wait to dive into the next book in the trilogy.