What?!! No other reviews?!! This is one of my favorite books, along with the others in this series (though I've only read three so far). The characters are real, the plot enjoyable. Ms.Tarr does a fine job of portraying Vadin's relationship with Mirain, handling a rather contraversial issue quite well, not skirting around the edges, but not becoming obsessed either. Expect the same high quality from the others in this series.