This novel continues to use old English and Celtic faery tales to populate her story with unusual characters in a most imaginative fashion. Our heroine, Imrhien becomes the Lady Rohain and enters Caermelor where she promptly alienates the "in set". However, she successfully reveals the location of the vast treasure discovered in the previous Ill-Made Mute and is rewarded for her loyalty with lands and a title. These are promptly lost through rivalry and court intrigue. Enough on spoiling the plot, which is a roller coaster ride of ups and downs. The Lady of The Sorrows carries us forward in Imrhien/Lady Rohain's life, but perhaps more importantly advances her quest to discover her hidden past. An excellent read as well as a welcome respite from everyday tensions and reality. The final installment of this trilogy should be an exciting finish to a well-written story.