They were not just driving each other insane. Collectively they were driving everyone else insane too. Echoes of their feud began to ripple through the other sentinels.
At each others throats since the Games, Dragos has had enough of Aryal and Quentin. What's a dragon to do? Both are strong sentinels and he doesn't want to lose either, so he "sends them on a reconnaissance mission to the Elven land of Numenlaur". While gone, they must either make peace with each other or risk losing their positions.
Sadly, Kinked had a slow start for me. I'd read more than half of the book before I was thoroughly interested in the events happening in Numenlaur. However, familiar with Aryal's love for conflict and fierce loyalty to those she loves, the tension between her and Quentin made sense - as did their attraction to each other. In the end, I grew to like both more than I had when I started the book and felt they were a good match and complimented each other well.
My favorite line was in the beginning of the book when Aryal's heart takes a hit as she gets her first look at Pia's baby. Noticing Aryal's reaction, Pia whispers to Eva, "Behold the Power of the peanut. His body mass may be small, but his influence is mighty." I'm anxious to learn more about Liam, the powerful little Prince, in Dragos Takes a Holiday due out later this month.