Kinslayer took me a while to read and I have no idea why. It is a really good book, but it just was not grabbing as much as I wanted it to.
The book is clearly building up to a big finale. There's a lot that happens in this book to set up for that and introducing new plotlines as we go. A lot does happen, but compared to what seems like is going to happen, it's clearly the middle book.
There were a lot of great moments in this series, my two favorite were probably:
One nice thing about not reading this book earlier is the finale comes out next month :)