My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing.
You knew this book would come out sometime for this month's Bookaday, right?
I think one of the reasons I like the series so much is that I identify with Akalya. She's quiet, observes rather than running off at the mouth. Thinks about what she does, but takes chances anyway and recognizes both her strengths and her limitations and knows when it's time to retreat.
Now if i can just have her time shifting abilities, and the distance shifting as well please. That would make so many things easier!