The ending of this book is its only downfall for me. It was really predictable (strange for this series) and I'm not a romantic, but good grief, I hate the interactions between Vlad and his wife. There's no love there, none, and even though it was a good thing they basically admitted there was no love between them, FINALLY, hearing it put out in the open when I'd been screaming it at them for two-odd books was just . . . sickening.
I was really glad to see Rocza in this one, though, I'd started to wonder if Brust forgot about her. I like her character, even though it's distant, and I hope she's developed more in later books.
Speaking of, I want to know more about Kiera and Kragar. If the ending of this book means I won't be seeing them again, I will not be happy, because I love those two.
Anyway, this book's really awesome, a shining example of the series. I highly recommend it.