First of all, the book was FREE, folks. Free is always good and it was a free book that first sparked my interest in Bevill's books. Now I have read most of her work and enjoyed it all. The "FREE" comment comes into play later.
This is a first-class story, told in an enchanting and mesmerizing way. C.L. is definitely a storyteller who can captivate her audience. Of her books, I found this one the most difficult to put down. Every time I had to stop reading for the night (I do have a day job and need to sleep occasionally) I went to sleep wanting to know what was happening with Sophie and the other characters. The story is well-crafted.
Now, free or not, this book needs some serious editing. I did find the numerous grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors quite annoying, probably because I have to do so much of it in my work. Nonetheless, someone who creates such captivating stories should make the effort to get an editor who will catch these items.
(review of free book)