This 4th novel which tells you how the forst 3 novels began is a fun and good read but lacked some of the character detail somewhat. The mutual love that Jos Metadi and Perada developed seemed to happen much too quickly from two people who saw the universe in such diverse ways. It seemed that they were going at each other and the next chapter - were having kids! That would have been better told if their relationship would have unfolded slowly. Errec Ramsome as usual, stole the show again as the mysterious adept. His story and character dominate this book byt far. Another thing that I did not understand was why was not the 1st born the heir apparent? It seemed that Perada had to have another child, but for what reason?
Overall a good read, but not as good as the first trilogy.