In my opinion, this was the best book in the series so far! I look forward to seeing what happens in the fourth book. And I would just like to say that I LOVE Merit. She is possibly one of the best strong female leads I have read about in awhile. She is strong, smart, honorable, funny and she handles herself with such dignity. I like that she rises and comes out the other end with her head held high whenever the shit hits the fan.