So another wonderful reread experience. The actual writing isn't wonderful or the plot, but what kept me flipping the pages so desperately was the monumentally moving beginning piece describing two soulmates meeting, and then being plucked out of time to be seperated. I know I can cry pretty easily by something emotional like this, but the heart wrenching sobs these first few pages ellicited were quite sudden and unexpected. Searching the next 600 pages for some assuagement of this horrifying sadness kept me motivated throughout. The disparate table scraps of clues dropped intermittently as well as Page 463 were well worth the wait, and I am on to the sequel now, driven by the same longing.