This is only the second book that I've ever given 5 stars. It was compelling reading, making me lose track of time and very reluctantly having to stop only when I was so dogtired that I couldn't make sense of what I was reading. I finished it in two sessions and now wish that I had read it more slowly so as to prolong the pleasure. The whole series has been excellent and this last book has been the topper. Hope there are more to come.