It takes a lot for a book to put real tears in my eyes, but this one did. Especially the epilogue, Arkonial's words. I just...god. I wish I had words for all the things I'm feeling right now, but I just don't. All I can say is that this is such a brilliant, gorgeous story, and I'm so incredibly glad I discovered this author and took the recommendation to read it. I feel like something vital would be missing from my life now if I hadn't. There aren't many books I've wanted to keep as close to my heart as this one, and I wish there was an extra star available to give just for that.