Crown Duel - Sherwood Smith it was just kinda... okay. i liked the main character, but i thought the other characters lacked depth compared to her. i thought it was cool how the author showed both kinds of "duels" in this book: both battles with swords, and the struggle to find a place in society. it was also well-written. however, i thought parts of it were kinda repetitive; it went on for a really really long time, and the end was really abrupt. i felt like since the book was so long and complex that it would build up to some spectacular ending, but instead it's just this, like, two page long scene where the main character doesn't even do anything. strange...