An interesting story line that deviates from the stereotype, with intriguing twists that hit you when you least expect it. This book has the potential to turn into a favourite, and I have a feeling that re-reading it will reveal the more subtle nuances of the story. The writing is at times subtle, as well as wonderfully descriptive without going LOTR overboard. Although young, there is a noticeable development in the writing as I progressed through the book, with some powerfully written scenes that made me pause. The author did a great job of writing in a manner that left me absorbed and musing about what might happen next, as a good book should.
All in all, a wonderful first book! Can’t wait to read the next one!