It took me awhile to really get into this one, but once I did...hooooo boy. There were a couple of really satisfying moments at the end, as well as some sad ones, too. The deepening and strengthening of Sebastian and Hero's relationship remains, as awlays, my favorite parts of these books.
I used this book for the following square:
Book themes for St. Martin’s Day: Read a book set on a vineyard, or in a rural setting, –OR– a story where the MC searches for/gets a new job. –OR– A book with a lantern on the cover, or books set before the age of electricity. –OR– A story dealing with an act of selfless generosity (like St. Martin sharing his cloak with a beggar).