Kate Elliott is a superb writer!she deserves much more recognition than she currently recieves, her crown of stars series is a work of art. she sets the scenes up brilliantly- you could almost be there, seeing the events with your own eyes, her characters have real depth and the plot is faultless-its well worked out and everything fits in together perfectly. In my opinion, the burning stone, third in the series, is the best so far. it drew me into straight away, i could hardly put it down! just when you think your finally figuring out the relationships between the characters and where the plot is going, kate elliott adds another twist in there to keep you on your toes. with this series, kate elliott easily takes the position as my all time favourite author!