I can only regret that I,ve finished reading this novel, as like so many of Elizabeth Moons books, it thrills through to the final pages. Her books are well written, with great detail and realism of characters and her plot lines shine through from one series to another with little or no error. I,m sad that this appears to be the last in this collection, starting with "Sheepfarmers Daughter" so many years ago, but having said that it's far better to finish with a great story not a disappointing one! I have been a strong fan for many years now and will look forward to seeing what the author's next novel will bring? Well Done Elizabeth Moon!