I really loved this one - 4.75 stars. Liked the characters - Digger is an excellent heroine. She's smart and talented, but not perfect by a longshot. A thief in hiding from more than one secret, who is ina noble's house filled with its own secrets. Lots of intrigue, shifting loyalties. I liked how some of the characters came to form bonds and trust each other. I also liked how you came to learn about the politics of this world by the interactions at a nobles house party. It was different than just being flat-out told about everything.I would recommend this for YA readers who are tired of "fluff". Very good fantasy that is good for adult readers as well.Looking forward to the next one.