This is a lot of fun. The world building is fantastic and the MCs are sympathetic and cool. I really liked the opening section where Khy is zoned out. I was a bit underwhelmed by the final 20%, especially Varian, who is full of wise, gnomic statements that sound like an Obi-Wan and Gandalf mash-up, with a bit of Dumbledore thrown in. He just felt more predictable and generic than the rest of the story. But overall, this is a solid fantasy adventure. Terrific addition to the Love's Landscape's event.