I eagerly awaited this book, and wasn't disappointed by the conclusion to the Touchstone Trilogy. I had read the first two books numerous times, and immediately jumped in the day this book became available. Cassandra is so likable and human, and I love how her relationships develop. She is practical, smart, and grounded. I had no idea how the trilogy would end, and the author kept me guessing and surprised throughout. A very satisfying trilogy, and some of the most gripping books I've read in ages.