"After all, they'd found traces of the child's flesh in the ashes."
Also, why do I refuse to start so many books I just know I will love? I bought this e-book, Amazon was kind enough to inform me, almost exactly a year ago. And yet I am starting it now. I am a fool. I could have caught up with the rest of the series at this point had I not been so weird about starting a series everyone else liked so much.