Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.
So everyone is mistrusting each other, misunderstandings abound, paranoid (and inaccurate) conspiracy theories.
None of the core characters have died in this chunk of the book, but seems like several deaths are looming.
Aah! The melodrama.
The King of Blood has just returned to his kingdom — after uncharacteristically revealing a bit of his own past melodrama — so maybe the rebels will get it together to try and do something other than suspect each other. Or not; possibly just building up,to next back (not likely to be an actual cliffhanger based on previous books in series).
I still like these books. Seems like this one has spent less time on story than on trying to wallow in the characters having both good/bad elements (and excuses because of what they've been through and lost).
Not necessarily a negative except that they are starting to all be alike except for names and current injuries. I guess it's a positive that the females and males all seem alike.