Well written with potential of even greater things to come from this author. The plot starts out almost slow but captivating enough to pull the reader along into a very intriguing story that keeps your attention and desire to continue reading. The characters fit the genre while not feeling like every other similarly placed character types in other novels.
This is the sort of author we should be looking for and supporting. I found very few mistakes and the writing was very well done. Paragraphs where they belong, dialog where it belongs, the right amount of information and a lack of overly done flowery prose that detracts from a great novel. There's always room for improvement and polishing but this one has the potential of something great. I'm actually looking forward to the next installment.