I hadn’t expected to LIKE this book as much as I did, but let me say that I found it to be a very good way to spend a Friday night! Ideally, of course, the night would have been colder with a fierce thunderstorm, as this book just begs for the reader to be ensconced somewhere warm sipping a cuppa ! I simulated these conditions with my AC, crawled in bed with my whippet, and entered the world of Senjan, Seressa, and Dubrava. Kay provides interesting characters, intrigue worthy of the Borgias, and a dog! (My whippet thought the dog was a very nice touch!) I was a fantasy reader when younger but fell out of the habit. Guy Gavriel Kay might persuade me to begin again, starting with his novels!