* One can argue who is most at fault in the ruin of Aldarion and Erendis' marriage. A careful reading reveals that while Aldarion made ''some'' concessions Erendis never gave an inch. And she pretty much loses this reader's sympathy when she jumps to the conclusion that Aldarion has deliberately broken his word to her when he does not return on time. The thought that something could have happened to him clearly never crosses her mind. For Erendis it is ''all'' about her.