This series for me has ups and downs for me regarding the personalities. Tohr has always been one of my favorite characters. His pain and slow recovery is extremely intense and emotional. I actually began to dislike Xhex, she came off to me as extremely self-centered and forced John to have to compromised way too much to make her happy. She is probably my least female.To me, this is a dark (tied with Xhex and John) book. The fact that we have Autumn (No'One) and Tohr plus Xhex and John, makes this the darkest book. Not sure if it is my favorite or not. I need to read it again. It might be the book that I re-read the least because of the intensity.