by Tamora Pierce
I have waited for this one so long I had forgotten why it was I wanted to read it so much. That and the fact that is near 600 pages really made me want to reconsider my choice of reading material. Well, 600 pages later I am quite happy I persevered. I absolutely love the characters, the world, the language, the action, and just about everything in this set of books. Beka's dirty mouth cracks me up. I even went through the effort of reading the glossary at the end. I found myself using many of the same words when talking about something in reality. I didn't realize it until I received a blank look from my husband. Then he would point out that I had just used a word that either didn't exist or was totally new to him.
As far as the length of the book, I kept trying to figure out what could have been removed to trim it down. But over and over, I just craved every piece of detail. All of that intricate detail made it possible for the book to draw tears from me on two occasions. The romance in this book was just sweet. And that is on two parts. It seems love has the power to build us up and also destroy. A good lesson that came at a cost to some. I most definitely recommend reading this book. You will love meeting Beka and dogging her step by step.