A rich, in-depth exploration of breaking down and rebuilding.Take one exceptionally capable person with a perfect facade as the interior crumbles who gets a chance to fall--fail and find a way back. It could be formulaic, but it isn't as Dale finally lets go and is blessed with a team that guides him back. This is not an easily accessible story for many as it features domestic discipline and polyamory, but for those with open minds it is a preciously-paced story that is well worth reading. Yes, the pace tells you something--breathe. Loved it. Pacing myself before starting Book #2.