I had no trouble getting into the story of this book. It's a great book that takes you on a breathtaking journey, with fantastic range of characters too. The relationships between some of the characters were intense at many touching moments. The author is very talented with the way she describes what is happening. The book feeds your imagination and makes it so easy to picture in your mind what is happening. Especially the action scenes. I found myself reading even faster just so I could get to the next part. A thoroughly enjoyable read that will keep you reading until the end! Can't wait for book 2!!