In TRAITOR’S MOON, Lynn Flewelling entangles her nightrunner characters Alec and Seregil in yet another dilemma. This time, the duo are required to go back to Seregil’s homeland, from which he had been exiled as a young boy, in an attempt to get the Aurenfaie on Skala’s side in the war against Plenimar. The war is still raging despite the victories of the last book and Skala is now desperate.
I liked this book better than the first two. For one, the relationship between Alec and Seregil became a bit more realistic. Watching Seregil deal with his status as Exile as moving and interesting, and I thought the mystery and what to do was well plotted and very well foreshadowed. I didn’t manage to figure out what was going to happen in the end. These books are getting better at being great fantasy, and with that you can tell that the author is improving with experience, which is obvious once you move on to the Tamir trilogy. In the meantime, I’m hoping she writes another Nightrunner book, because I’d like to read more of their adventures now that her writing and plotting has improved so much.