I am an avid reader of both fiction and nonfiction. I read hundreds of books each year which can get expensive. When a friend suggested I try free books by independant authors, I was reluctant. I expected a slow read with familiar characters and. A predictable story line. Nothing could have been further from the truth! This series by Nicky Charlres is captivating! The characters and plot lines draw the reader into the story and place you in the middle of the pack. I even found myself late for work because I became so engrosed in the fantasy. Awesome series!