In many ways, these are the stories of two interesting "heroes". Kallen does not seek to be a hero, but keeps finding himself in situations where he can become one, or at least as much of one as can be found in such a disastrous time and place. Lorn truly has a heart to be a hero, but without Kallen would have died as soon as the exile began. Together they are definitely stronger than either one is separately. The twists in their situation continue and the setup for the final book in the trilogy is an exciting one. Even the sex in this story seems to draw the two closer (even when sharing their bed) and builds their relationship's strength. Those that enjoyed the first book in this series should certainly continue to read Kallen and Lorn's story.