I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)
Naasir and his backstory were interesting enough, but I really didn't dig his girl.
She was formulaic and uninteresting and a whole lot of "too good to be true":
Not knowing her beauty (her mother is sooo much more beautiful),
incredibly smart scholar (speaks and reads 80% of all languages - meaning dead and current languages),
is an accomplished fighter (even better with her sword than even professionals),
civilized and elegant, but wild inside, animal-loving, generous and caring and - slow drum roll: SHE IS A VIRGIN. A FOURHUNDRED YEARS OLD VIRGIN.
Not my cup of tea at all.
This was a very clean romance until 85%. Meaning not even kisses. And I didn't even miss them, because I only read this book for the small bits about the other people in this universe, meaning Raphael and Elena, Ilium and Aodhan (WHEN, WHEN, WHEN!!!) and a few other new and interesting people, like Alexander.
Naasir was an interesting concept and he was indeed special. I didn't really understand what drew him to Little Miss Perfect who doesn't even have sex, because her dirty parents did it all the time.
What a waste of a perfectly fine hero.