Boy, I like this series better with each successive novel. I really enjoyed For Darkness Shows the Stars last year, and I think this one manages to raise the bar even higher. I appreciate that the author builds complex relationships, between friends, siblings, love interests, and parents and children. I appreciate the author's exploration of gender roles, and her willingness to allow her heroines to question their place in the world. I thought this was a great re-telling of The Scarlet Pimpernel, and enjoyed the brief reunion with Elliot and Kai. I definitely hope there is more to come in this wonderful series - I can't wait to find out what happens next.