I really enjoyed the first two novels in this series, but thought that the third book was a bit of a let down, whilst I get the whole nature v nurture thing and the different aspects of why the various people joined the army or not, I just felt that the ending was a bit rushed and just didn't feel right to me, it was almost an anticlimax if you will.
I am a big fan of Kate Elliot, but think this book could've been done a lot better, maybe the way she left the final novel is that there will be a follow on? Who knows, if you have read the first two, then obviously, do read this book, but if you haven't read any of the other two, then I would recommend spending you money on something else. Overall this trilogy wasn't as good as her first novels. Disappointed.