Although I wanted to find out what happened next to Tyen and Rielle, I didn't enjoy this book as much as I had the first part of the trilogy. The plot consists of the continued growth of Tyen and Rielle as characters and as proficient users of magic as both are trained and used by the Raen for his own purposes.
I found that it was overlong, especially as both characters spend a lot of time musing over their purpose, their future, their position and their relationship with the Raen. I am sure that this could have been reduced.
Naturally i am keen to know where this is going and I look forward to the next volume, hoping that Trudi Canavan does not feel the need to lengthen the novel over much