I suppose I didn't realize that this was a novella going in. I was a little disappointed when I picked up this rather slim book, but only because I wanted more! This is a refreshing look into the Winter Solstice at the Night Court, as the characters focus on rebuilding after the war--physically and emotionally. Very little happens plot-wise, but Maas does set some story lines up for the future. Her writing is satisfying as ever, and this book renewed my interest in the characters and world. Though I've gotta say, Maas reaaally overuses the phrase "by way of greeting." Seriously. Come up with something else! All in all, the book is well worth your time--especially since it's such a quick read!