I guess this just wasn't quite as good as I hoped it would be. I was actually really bored by the end of this. I found myself sort of rolling my eyes at some of the dialogue. There were some characters that were just pure paragons of goodness, and it hurt my suspension of disbelief. I found myself pretty tired of Amrita by the end. I actually would've liked to see more of Valentina. I really feel her best books were the Imriel series. I still enjoy a lot of the concepts she gets across. She's just about the only fantasy writer I know who writes about non-monogamous relationships in a positive way, which I really appreciate. I enjoyed Naamah's Kiss a lot more because I really enjoyed the plots that went on in Terre D'Ange, and her portrayal of an unhealthy relationship, which you don't see a lot of in fantasy. It looks like the characters will be heading back there for the next book, so I'm hoping I'll enjoy that one a little more.