I just finished it and the book is awesome!
This book has a definite story shift and I think it is for the better. Kate is in more control of herself as she is the Consort and I think she likes it but also hates it. Nice balance It is also interesting to watch her relationship with Curran. I like that he is patient with her fears yet he remains supportive. It is also fun to see him be a bit possessive, it gives you an idea of what it costs him to be civil.
The plot is moving and a lot is going on. It is nice the loose ends are tied up at the end.
It is strange that there are only two books left!