This is the weakest book in the series when you consider the couple. I didn't buy into Elizabeth and Niall's romance. It was the constant chase, kidnapping, and deception. And a convenient pairing of someone who has LOTS of sexual experience with a virgin. Barf. A big no thanks. So why four stars? Well, everything else. The underlying story-line of all the pieces of the bosca fadbh being in one spot and unlocking a certain book. I was happy to find out just who was helping the Pheandir from the inside. And it is someone BIG (and who I didn't like). Overall, I was very happy with the conclusion.