Or actually in my case, reading Lymond, as although I've read the Niccolo series, I don't warm to him in the same way as I do to Francis. Partly I think because he reminds me of a friend (the sarcasm, the music). I have now read TLC three times, and am due for a re-read, but have such a huge to read pile that I'm not going to do it this side of Christmas. Perhaps in '08? I think Lymond has a hard shell, but a very soft centre, and the first indication of this is his relationship with Christian, who I really like. Better not give away anymore!