Book #7 was Kate Elliott's In the Ruins. I am enjoying the series, but am uncertain how the author is going to manage to wrap up the story in one more book. Also, Hugh is just a despicable bad guy. The existence of his character actively decreases my enjoyment of the books. I know the bad guy has a role to play in most books, but I really want Hugh to fall off a cliff. I don't even find him to be an interesting bad character - just evil.