A very good book. A nice sequel with very well written characters. Other than the magic, the characters seem very real, and the emotions of the characters are very easy to feel. The book had a nice plot, and the transitions between characters weren't abrupt. I do wish that the book had been a bit longer, though. It seemed like it ended a little early to me. The book as a whole was very interesting, just like all of the Heralds of Valdemar books. Intrigues fits perfectly into the series, and I can't wait to read the sequel.