3/5; 3 stars; BI liked this story, not as much as 1 and 3 but it was still good. The fact that I read 3 and 4 before this one may have contributed to my lower score. The maluncoeur curse that Shade was suffering under was something I was wondering about and I found it really irritating that he never talked about it with Runa. So many things could have been cleared up by a little more openness there. And speaking of Runa, her whiny 'victim' role for the first third of the book really put me off but then the character seemed to gel and it was better for the rest of the book.