While this story is not quite as good as book 2 it is still a wonderful tale. My only issue with it is that the second half of the story just seems a bit rushed. I think if it was a bit longer a better job of dealing with the theft of the scepter could have been written. Nonetheless, I thoroughly enjoyed this story and especially liked Kale. He was such a gentleman and so dreamy. Looking forward to Blitzen's story next!