I guess I'll get to meet Johnny soon then . Now I'll have to spend the next couple of days till I get the book fantasising about grown-up Johnny...and getting it hopelessly wrong of course . And yes, I have to agree that SotS is more complicated than DotF. I think Juliet Marillier mentions in the introduction that DotF is based on a legend (a German one?). That might explain the simplicity of it, while SotS has far more subplots and more grey area in the characters. Ciarán's greyness especially, that guy really intrigues me . I can't wait to find out more about him.