As another review stated, this is a character driven series, not a plot driven series. I like the plot, but can't get past the pages of excessive nonsense. Ok, Ryo is interested in Rylan. I don't need to revisit it every scene. With 4 books in the series so far there seems to be no conclusion or answered questions. What is Eira's draw to Rai? Does she have dragon blood, or is this tickle a red herring? I'd like to read more, but by the 50% mark was bored with the soap opera.