3.5 stars. Catching up on a couple of books I haven't read in time for LaL. I like where the story arc is going but this is not one of my faves. Revisiting the Vishous/Jane/Butch thing was a chore. Manny and Payne's love affair lacked tension and passion although I really liked Manny as a character. Payne, as the first female warrior, was disappointingly passive, but then JR's heroines have never been her strong point.