This author is very talented. I eagerly bought books two and three of her Light and Dark trilogy and loved every one of those books, so when I saw that the characters continued their journey in a new trilogy, I was very excited. Unfortunately, the characters continued to behave in old patterns, showing no growth, and their old behaviors didn't fit the new setting, conflict, and plot line. The characters seemed too dense to adjust to their new surroundings and the plot line was too melodramatically drawn out. Also, the new setting's historical context made no sense. Anyway, I still pretty much enjoyed this book, but not enough to purchase the next in the series.