Getting into anymore of the story would start to give spoilers so I'll just say that when he arrives at the Capital under less than ideal circumstances his life becomes just as miserable as it was and he is constantly thinking about suicide to end it all. There were times that I really was not a big fan of Va'del as a character, but he really grows as the story develops and at the end I was left wanting to see more books about him. I really enjoyed a lot of the support characters, especially I'rone.
Advanced copies of Broken and Torn (the next two books to be released, different series)
A copy of Darkness & Light
A sneak peek of plot points planned for the third book in the Guadel Chronicles