Although I did not read the first two books in the Lacey trilogy, I had high hopes for "Meridon", as I thought Gregory's storytelling in "The Queen's Fool" is excellent. But "Meridon" is a great disappointment. The story starts out with a very interesting premise - with Meridon as a traveling Rom, or gypsy. However, her dreams of "Wide" are not flushed out completely - they don't really have a coherent place. The book starts going downhill immediately after 'the accident,' (I don't want to give too much of the story away). But after that, it seems to me that Gregory makes events happen just just for the sake of them happening without really flushing out the reasons why. Meridon jumps from being Meridon to being Sarah in too short a time, Wideacre accepts Meridon as Sarah too quickly. The ending is even more indicative of this disjointed piecing together of events - I don't truly get a sense of Meridon/Sarah's growth as a person. I was extremely disappointed with this book, but because I did really enjoy "The Queen's Fool," I will give Gregory another chance and read "The Other Boleyn Girl."