This series is definitely not as good as Alanna, but it was worth my time. I think Pierce spent way too much time in this one with Daine and Numair in the realms of the gods, and some things were kind of cutesy, and lots were convenient, and everything ended kind of predictably . . . but still: enjoyable. Especially the kissing bits (even though there was, or maybe because of, the huge age difference -- pervy).