I still love this new world that Lackey's created but I felt that this book fell short of the previous two. The story was slow to start and it didn't really get going until after the first 100 pages. Also, I think my reaction had a lot to do with the fact it's been about a year since I've read the second book and the events and characters of that were a little fuzzy. However, the ending was satisfactory and there are enough intriguing hints of what's to come in this universe that I'll keep reading. In addition, for a history freak like me, I'm loving the parallels to Lackey's world to the historical ancient Egypt's unification. Recommended, but read the first two first.
Paperback, 448 pages
Published May 2, 2006 by DAW.