Riveting story line with multi-dimensional characters you feel as though you are truly getting to know. Well written fantasy worthy of a place on the shelf next to other great authors. Not just entertainment you read once and put own, this book actually gets you to thinking after the first read. Just enough of the world and character details are left to your imagination as the author doesn't waste half the novel describing every last detail. I can see this work ending up on a best seller list. Hopefully a publisher picks this author up so there can be well edited releases of future novels.