I have two absolute favorite authors, robert jordon and l e modesitt. Unfortunately, jordon has passed on, and almost as unfortunate, modesitt has weakened in his abilities to spin a good yarn. For me, his stories deteriorated starting with book 6 of this series and in the later Recluse volumes. Mr. M has our hero, q, lecturing many times using a crutch "first... Second..... Third...., fourth..." rather
Vaeloria's arrogance noticed in prior volumes, continues in this one. She seems to get irritated at poor Quaeryt at the slightest thing. Unfortunately, after reading the passage again, I am rarely able to understand why she is angry. I guess this arrogance is the way a spoiled sister of the king is supposed to act, especially now that she is pregnant. Or, i am just like Quaeryt. We both only know she is angry.
than working a conversation with the same content. Annoying.
Overall a good book and a great series. I just get annoyed at little things