Jan 03, 11
Read in January, 2011
I'm glad I read this: at first I was contemplating just putting it down, due to a millennium of run-on sentences that I kept unintentionally skimming, plus thousands of references to obscure characters I did not know (because this was not the first book in the series). Also, at first Cassandra seemed like a giant B-you-know-what. But the main characters were really well done, the suspense was dragged out just enough but not too much, and the supporting characters were also great(except the sisters, the heroines of the past novels, who were altogether too one-dimensionally nice). It was also an interesting touch to end with a character who had almost nothing to do with the story, leading straight into the next book and also leaving the reader with a sense of suspense and unsolved mystery rather that sickly-sweet epilogue.