This was a fun read in places, but seemed to take forever to get going. When something interesting happens - potential demon possession, or being pursued by a furious army - and just as you begin to think that this might go from mildly entertaining to gripping, the threat is immediately dealt with and rendered moot. I never felt Moirin or any of the others were in real danger, unlike Phedre and her companions, or Imriel even. Moirin's talents are also such a convenient and ragbag mix I never properly believed in them, or her.
If it wasn't Jacqueline Carey, I would have said I enjoyed myself but wouldn't buy another one. As it stands, I'll give the next one a chance, certainly, but must confess I was expecting a bit more.