Kel’s three years as a page fly by in this volume. Where previous heroines did much with natural ability Kel’s success comes more from her determination. Kel is not the only one whose growth you watch, of course there are her fellow pages, but some of the most powerful changes are in the two friends introduced at the opening of the book, Lalasa and Jump. Kel makes her way over hurdles as a page, a young woman and as someone afraid of heights. In many books this kind of time passage would make me feel rushed, but somehow Pierce pulls it off very well I think by her even distribution of the time over the chapters.