Although not normally a fan of fantasy and science fiction, I found this book so well written and convincing that I was willing to "suspend my disbelief" and enjoy the story.
The characters were well developed and I particularly liked the way the book delves into the tug of war between power and love.
I thoroughly enjoyed this one in spite of a few grammatical and punctuation problems.
I would have liked to see some information on how much of this is taken from historical documents (are the letters ones actually written by Poe?). He's one of my favourite writers.