I'm wondering if maybe I should have just quit after the first book.
I felt like Lara was just... stupid in this book. I had tears streaming down my face a few times, this was an emotional story. But everything kept coming back to Lara being stupid. Dishonest. Closed off. Greedy. Again and again, she messed up out of stubbornness, pride, and ego. She's only hurting herself, her people, the People of the Plains, and her Warlord. And it's obviously going to continue, since she's decided to take up sword fighting instead of telling anyone she's pregnant. I'm about to start the third book and I just don't see this going well at all. Let's do this!