I liked this book a lot more than I thought I was going to. Things finally started happening! (view spoiler)[After 8 books worth of build up, we finally get a battle! I think the ending really did it for me. There were a few of the same pitfalls, but they certainly weren't as prominent. The pace was excellent and Queen Sienna is one of my new favorite characters. I was not a fan of all the Rhea & Cronus manipulation and I am glad that there was a resolution to that plot line. (hide spoiler)]
Certainly better than the last few installments.