30% done with They Were Counted

He can buy an election (well, have one bought behind his back) but when he sees the woman he loves skating with two strangers alone on a dark, frozen pond he can’t even bring himself to go over to her.

I liked the touch where Countess Miloth thought Balint came down because he was interested in one of her daughters while he only wanted news of Adrienne. Societal politics meets social politics like bad ice skaters.