The more I think about this the more disappointed I become. As someone who completely adored Daughter of the Forest I found Dreamer's Pool to have much of the same atmospheric writing but with a plot that was way too formulaic. I liked Blackthorn and Grim and their buddy adventure but Oran bored me stiff and I didn't appreciate being hit over the head with how perfect and wise and just he was. Unfortunately, I also had pretty much guessed the who, when, where and how of it all early on and found the meandering pace frustrating. Ah well, guess I'll go back to Sevenwaters next time.