Finished "The Price of Spring", the final part in Daniel Abraham's "Long Price" quartet.
This book was very rewarding, a strong character piece. Like the other books it picks up the story 14 years on from the previous instalment. Returning to the characters, it's interesting to see how they've grown and yet stayed the same.
Obviously there's an element of fantasy here and this time it's the hubris of being able to wield extreme power - the power to destroy the world - and yet be so very flawed.
The Long Price quartet - in particular the second half - was one of the most rewarding character fantasy series I've read in the last few years. It may not have intricate plotting found elsewhere but on the level of intimacy with characters, it's particularly strong. A recommended series.