A truly long wait between books in this series. As well-written, action-packed as the others with the characters readers of this series will have invested in.
But lots of POV switching, took half the 700+ page book to get to Blackveil and while not exactly a cliffhanger left everything up in the air. Hopefully series isn't being stretched out endlessly.
I probably would have have rated higher — because really is a very good book — had so much of it not really gone anywhere in a lot of pages or gone places I did not like (what happens with King Zachary even if I'm pretty sure where that thread is headed).
I have no no doubt this series will continue to be a favorite and the next books soothe my qualms about this one.
Maybe I should have let my book hangover resolve itself instead of rating so quickly; right now, this is my opinion of my reading experience.
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