While I liked this book, I was a little disappointed at points in it. I was hoping to have more happen in Canea, but they just showed up and then left. There was no major exploration and explanation of the larger continent. The Vord there were also never dealth with, and there remained only one queen left. The defenses of the cities against the Vord in Alera also weren’t described in as much detail as I would have liked. As they had a lot of them to get through.