Definitely liked this one better than Valiant. I felt like I connected with all the characters better. In Valiant, I didn't really like anyone but the main character. Ravus I think I MIGHT have liked, except that his character was so shallow to me.In any case, tithe was great! Good descriptions, good world building, good characters. And it had that unique factor going for it too. I will definitely try out more books by Black.