As soon as I started reading this book I found it very hard to put down. I absolutely loved the way Cassandra, the main character, wrote her journal. I could relate to her hopes and dreams of finding a way home but also the utter urgency of survival, especially early on in the story. The themes of transition and finding out who you are under adversity gently flowed through the book. The supporting characters were well written and I will be interested to see how they are fleshed out in the sequel. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to seeing other stories written by Andrea Host.
I found this an enjoyable romp through a traditional fantasy tale. We had elves, assassins, knights and magicians plus an interesting squire who added a bit of humour to the story. There is a depth to the story if you were willing to look for it but it is also very easy to skim along the surface and come out the end very happily and move on. I found this story stimulating and fun to read.