One of my new all time favorites from the Don't Read in the Closet events. The characters are well drawn, and richly nuanced. I have a weakness for prickly people, being one myself, and I really enjoyed Einion. I found him to be smart, but humanly flawed. His ability to take responsibility for the results of his actions, and words was refreshing. The setting was well crafted, the plot clever, and I enjoy how complicated, and important the role of the Fool is. I look forward to seeing how things truly went. Even if it is completely different from this story, as long as the characters remain as strong I'm sure I will enjoy it. The witty banter, and the snark were just icing on a very tasty cake. Mmmmm....cake.