loved this book -- especially if you like roses, fantasy and excellent characterization. Only problem is that its too short, because I would be happy to keep reading stories by this author for several more hours! recommend this one very highly; solid plot, deft characterization and decent world building. I'll be buying her others as they come out.
another super book by this author and I can't wait for the sequel. The premise is superb, and I like the way this author writes -- recommend this book for anyone that likes Lorna Freeman, Robin McKinley, or Elizabeth Moon.