I was lucky enough to be a beta reader for this story, and to have the final product in my hands was a real thrill. Grace Draven is a true artist; she paints pictures in my mind with her words. There was no tearing me away from the story with choppy phrasing or anachronistic word choices. Most importantly, her characters live and breathe. If I saw them on the street, I'd know them instantly. The love scenes are steamy but they stir my emotions rather than my libido, which I really appreciate in a love story. And this isn't just a romance wearing swirling mage robes and casting a few spells here an there, masquerading as fantasy. Grace has written high fantasy here as well--the plot isn't complicated, but it's intense, and the world she has created is vivid, with rich and deep human and magical history.
If I could rate 10 stars, I would. You will not regret this purchase--as the other reviewer stated, the price is a steal. Easily worth ten times as much.