Probably more like 3.5 stars. I don't understand why Ward did half of the things she did with the plot in this one. John and Xhex and Blay and Qhuinn are my favorite couples, though, and those sections tugged at my heart more than Tohr and No'One/Autumn's sections did. All I can say is I will be a sobbing mess with the next book. Qhuinn and Blay so fucking deserve their HEA.