I just finished this book yesterday, and, per my usual policy, I stayed out of this review thread until then. Glad I did. I have no problems with the discussion of Nan Bacco's death in this thread, but I'm glad I didn't find out ahead of time. I haven't felt that sucker-punched by any novel since the Red Wedding in A Storm of Swords.
I mean that in a good way - I wouldn't have felt that way if I hadn't grown to care about Nan Bacco after everything she's been through. The final few pages of the book were also a couple of major plot-twists that I did not see coming at all, and I am already dying to see what happens next. I didn't quite feel I could give this book an "Outstanding" because I felt the Keev chapters were kind of dull, but other than that I enjoyed the book very much.