I'm really disappointed because I loved the series so much up to this point. But combine a hero I don't care for, a meh heroine, sexual repression (she signed a vow of chastity, after all...), and little rugrats that can't talk becoming major plot points and ugh. Every once in a while there would be a flash of brilliance - a well written fight scene, or E's wonderful wit - but it was gone just as quickly.It also feels like Ione is trying to expand the main characters so she can write more books. There was a hint here that Sin would get her own chance at romance, but I'm not interested in her story, either. Like I said, quite disappointed.