on Jan. 24, 2012 :
Great job, I was really drawn in by the characters, I can’t wait to read more about Angela and Robert. I hope the second book comes along soon!
(reviewed 7 months after purchase)
on April 27, 2011 :
Disclaimer: I know Mark. We met at a story-marketing workshop, and over the course of the workshop, he kept using his book as an example in his questions. By the time the workshop was over, I was sold. It's my reader candy...fantasy, intrigue, yeah. My kind of thing.
What you have here is a high-fantasy novel that's not so much in the vein of Tolkein as it is in the vein of Stephen R. Donaldson's Mirror of Her Dreams/A Man Rides Through. Not as many plot twists (but lots of good red herrings), not as much blood (but there's a good one in there). A solid, put-your-feet-up, enjoyable fantasy book.
(reviewed the day of purchase)