Holy crap! If the rest of the books are like this I won't be able to finish the series, my poor little heart can't take it. I was on edge the ENTIRE book, everything that happened has me so tense I just had to keep reading. "Please be ok, please be ok, please be ok!" I would scream out loud as I read, praying and crying at the events of book 2. Lynn Flewelling has made one of the greatest books I have ever read.The romance between Alec and Seregil has also started to blossom into something beautiful, and when they finally share their first kiss (reciprocated) it was the most beautiful thing I've read. I can only hope that my own writing can be so perfect.