OMG! I loved this! But on the other hand I hated how Ren and Dek were estranged. I loved them as a couple in "Cold Frot", so the way their relationship had deteriorated had my skin crawling. Anyway, no matter how much it rubbed me the wrong way, I could see how likely it was when two strong and determined personalities clash like Ren and Dek obviously did.
The love/hate I have for this story makes me give this story 4.5 stars. I would have given it 5 stars, but because I really really didn't like their relationship makes me retract half a star. Just can't help it. All of this is my personal opinion and it should definitely not discourage others from reading this, because it's a wonderful but depressing story, but a great way of ending this story.
Applause for another impeccable story by Ann Somerville, one of my favorite authors!
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)