Read: The Rogue
I thought I was going to read about wizardry, battles, maybe diplomatic issues, and covert operations. What I read instead was a book with not just one but several romance plots with different levels of salaciousness and awkwardness, hit and run appearances of earlier interesting characters that now serve just as a plot device, and very little advancement of the overarching story lines that bind the series together. In the end, there was just the introduction of a new, I guess, protagonist for the third book.
Overall, the novel is rather disappointing bordering on annoying.