I loved this novel. This should come as no surprise to most of you. In case you don’t already know, Mercedes Lackey is one of my favorite authors and her Valdemar series is my Favorite series. If I were told I could leave this world and go to Valdemar, even if I had to leave everyone and everything behind, I would go. I know in my heart that I am a herald of Valdemar and that I belong there. Mercedes Lackey does some of the best world building and character development out of all of the different authors that I read. This novel is no exception. We get to learn a lot more about the Sleepgivers and Rethwellan. As always our main characters face some trials and have to make some hard choices. There are some new elemental characters that we haven’t experienced before, and some startling revelations about our characters that may open up new possibilities for future novels. I am a little bit sad that this is the third book in the series, and Mags and Amily’s youngest child, so I am assuming it concludes the Family Spies series. Valdemar novels are all about how hard work, choosing the right friends, and making the right choice instead of the easy choice, are always worth it in the end. They are about doing the right thing, and that is how I live my life. I hope that there are new Valdemar novels in the works, because I love having them to look forward to. ***I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, and then I bought myself a copy as well because Mercedes Lackey is an auto buy for me.*** Visit my blog for more in depth reviews and recommendations.