This long novella is a veritable study in names :) I love court treachery, romance, complex players and subtle machinations, particularly out of the pen of an incredibly talented (and cynic) storyteller like Donaldson. Again, I got hooked immediately and the wording is exquisite.Your knowledge of my dealings does not concern me. In truth, I require it. It will aid the accuracy of your auguries. But I fear your grasp of my intentions. It will make you dangerous.