Pretty fabulous book. I especially liked:
-- the explanation of how elemental magics work in this universe, but the cessation of too much play-by-play. In other words, I got it after the first few words and the author did not trouble me with infinite detail. At 905 pages, Lallo did not need to add more.
-- the development, frailty and humility of Myranda
-- the late discovery of the "rightness" of Lain. I hope to enjoy the development of this character in the sequels.
I will buy the rest of the series. For a cheap-skate like me, that is pretty high praise!