Rehv and his crew, Xhex in particular kept this pretty good. Rehv and Ehlena are 2 steps above Cormia and Phury in terms of interest. Favorite side story was definitely Xhex and John. Shame how much damage he's doing to himself but wow I am so ready for his face-off with Lash especially since he took Xhex. Book brought back my love for Wrath and Beth and now George. My heart broke for Wrath to be honest. Payne...don't know yet but seems like a lighter Xhex. All in all not too bad. Last thing though, the barb sounds bizarre.