The Dagger and the Cross is a novel later in the series of elf-like magical folks, set in the time of the crusades. I loved the earlier books when I was in my teens, and they are still a bon-bon to return to. This seemed to be weaving together a few too many distant plot elements to be really engaging. Or maybe I have gotten too picky.
Anyhow, our two main characters want to get married, but the bad guy has done away with their dispensation.