I enjoyed this book so much; at first it seemed a little like a little derivative of Twilight and the like, but it branched off into its own unique plotline with original characters about half-way through the book. I really hope the author will put up the rest of the series on Smashwords soon!
I enjoyed the book very much--stayed up 'til 1:15 am so I could finish it :)! A fun twist on paranormal romance with very likable characters (even if you do sometimes want to yell at them a bit LOL). The explicit sex isn't my thing, but I just skipped those parts, so not really a big deal.
This is definitely not your run-of-the-mill, cookie-cutter fantasy--there are a few unique steampunk and sci-fi elements thrown in as well. The characters were fun (my #1 requirement in a book), and the action moved right along--fans of speculative fiction should not be disappointed! I'll be reading Emperor's Edge, the next book set in this world, for sure, and am looking forward to more from Ms. Buroker.
Well, I read a ton of all types of fantasy and have pretty high standards for the genre, but I L-O-V-E-D this book. The steampunk-esque elements make it unique, though it keeps all the best aspects of traditional high fantasy as well. And I loved the characters--the #1 most important factor to me in enjoying a book. I really hope it will be the first in a series, and you'd better believe I'll be snapping up the rest as soon as they come out.