First off, I know this is really unfair, but I thought for some (stupid) reason that this was a trilogy, and we would get resolution, but it's not and we don't. I am still enjoying the story, but I have to say that I am not enjoying the increasing number of side stories, and POV's that are emerging. And one of them in particular, which I don't want to detail because its spoilerish, I really don't care for because it seems like an attempt to rehabilitate one of the villains, and I am just not buying it. What does work for me is the continually evolving relationship between Chrysabelle and Malkolm, and their growth as people. There's just too much other stuff and not enough of that!