I don't know why I read this book - it was one of those books that I put on my TBR pile because of something very specific, and by the time I got around to it I couldn't remember what that specific thing was. I should've known, though, by the cover's proclaiming "A novel of the Darkyn" that this wasn't going to be for me. I have an (ir?)rational hatred of books that use Y for no reason. You all know the books I am talking about... this was no exception. And I obviously came in in the middle of the series (which is another thing I hate), so let's just say this book was not for me and leave it there.