I finished Swordspoint. It was good, but I think I like the sequel better. Although I guess it didn't help that I always knew who Alec was. If I hadn't known he was the duchess's grandson, and what happens with him and Richard years later, I wonder if it would have been more gripping?
The new Lord John book is next (Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Diana Gabaldon's companion series to her Outlander books) -- started it yesterday. Hey, check it out: canon slash!