Hi Nola and Jenny,
Thanks for this interesting stop along the blog tour. I'm glad you've kept up Nola's excellent POV themes. I do like the tri-shifting POVs in these stories, and the three you've chosen are the logical characters whose points of view to use. But sticking to their personal experiences when writing from their perspectives is one of those precision, secret touches which readers aren't necessarily aware of, yet they add to the authentic characterisation. I love it.
One thing I loved about Blood Crystal was that the metaphors and similes fit really well with the particular POV character (e.g. underground things for Delvina and Retza, and forest things for Zadecki). I agree with Paula that it's those little touches that really add that extra spark.