OK, there may be a slight, minor spoiler after the jump, but honestly it is nothing specific or major, so you may as well read it.
When you read this novel, don't be surprised that nothing actually happens. It's really part one of the final volume, rather than the second last. I have enjoyed reading this series so much, and I am a bit sad that it is so close to the end. Still, I can't wait for the next one to arrive.
Damn, I wish there were more books to go.