This was a really great book! It roped me in from the very beginning and I didn't put it down till I devoured every last bit of it.
What made this book so great? The world Ms. Eno created, it was so easy to picture. I especially loved the description of Cussard, I could see all the colors in his scales and eyes and the smoke rings that he'd puff around her. Just fantastic!
Emma was a good character, still a teen and coming to terms with the responsibility of being a Sentinel. She had lots of inner monologue but I never got the feeling I sometimes get with other YA characters, you know the "blah, blah, blah effect" and she stayed true to herself which is great to see in such a young heroine.
I can't wait to see how some of the supporting characters turn out for the sequel, there will be one right? Anyway, Matthew is gonna have his own personal "demons" to fight and I hope it doesn't strain the relationship too much. Also, what's going to happen with Randolph? I doubt he just went back to his gate. Hmm... the possibilities.
I look forward to reading the next installment, I hope it's out soon.