This is a very engaging tale. It has everything anyone could want in a story: realistic characters; good dialogue action; a good theme; adventure; intrigue; mystery; magic; and a touch of both creepiness and romance. I especially love the character development. The book pulls you into its fantasy world just like the story it is about sucks in the heroine. The story is unique and you never know what’s going to happen next. And it’s more than just a story; it is an excellent allegory. I heartily recommend this story to anyone looking to get lost in a good book. I received this book from the author for review; and this is my own opinion.