Reader and Raelynx - Twelve Houses, Bk 4 Author:Sharon Shinn King Baryn has decided that if he marries his daughter Amalie to a high-ranking noble, the rebellious marlords might be pacified and he might be able to avert a war. So he invites all the young Serramar to the royal city to court his daughter. To protect Amalie from any unsavory suitors, the mystic Cammon is installed to monitor all of Amalie... more »9;s courtships, because Cammon is a reader who can tell if someone harbors violence or malevolence in his heart. Much to the dismay of her advisors, Amalie begins to fall in love with the wholly unsuitable Cammon. Even worse, war comes to Gillengaria anyway, and Amalie can only be kept safe through the combined efforts of the Riders, the mystics' -- and the wild Raelynx that has mystical powers of its own.« less
I have dearly loved these characters and so it is sad that this is the last book featuring them (there is at least one more book featuring a peripheral character from this book), but it was definitely a fantastic finale.
Really enjoyed this book. Read the fifth book in this series before reading the earlier books and so far my favorites have been #5, #1 and this one, #4. The characters are well written and dimensional, and some scenes are worth reading over and over. One of my favorite series in this genre, ever.