Once I got to know Lore a little better, I really enjoyed this book. Ione has given all of the characters very unique voices that are consistant through out all of the novels, and the roadblocks she places between the two main characters is harsh and well constructed. She even had me wondering if this one wouldn't be overcome for a while. I'm glad that Roag is finally gone - he was getting a little tiresome. The setup for book five is well done, and I'm looking forward to how the Sem brothers & sister figure out the warg plague.