I’m not one to nitpick, however I’m going to nitpick. First of all this is a fantasy world so the reader knows nothing, and Kelten is from another country so he doesn’t know much more than we do. Dharn and Sirel are ‘in the know’ and they both think Kelten will hang for murder even though he is innocent. So, I did not give equal weight to Kelten’s opinion that he could just go back and face the music, and therefore I continued to wonder why he remained so angry. After all, Dharn saved his life. I just thought he was being stupid to want to go back and hang. Yes I know that the background showed that the people of Sed didn’t trust the police so there might have been reason to distrust their judgment. Anyway, I thought the ending had a rather simplistic conclusion. They told the truth and Kelton was free and clear; in fact he didn’t even have to appear.
I also felt the event with the intruder was not well explained. All we were left with was guess work! How did we know he was the only friend seeking vengeance? Somehow the story should have explained that he was an only brother or something, and that they had positive knowledge that no one else would be coming.
Maybe I’m being too judgmental here, but if I’m going to write a review I have to say something.
I enjoyed this book very much and recommend it highly. I always appreciate Ann’s writing because she doesn’t overdo the sex scenes.
(reviewed 26 days after purchase)