I was won over many times in this book... starting in chapter one. When Wynn, a witch uses her magic in a way similar to the jedi mind tricks, I knew I was in for an enjoyable ride. By the third chapter I had lost all sense of myself and was fully engaged in the story with the characters.
From engaging characters, a well thought out interwoven plot, and an even balance between darkness and romance, this book delivers in the way of the traditional epic fantasy. While some parts seemed predictable, there were some great twists that took me by surprise, and kept me reaching for the next chapter instead of waiting.
If you're looking for a good, solid, rewarding fantasy, you will not be disappointed... and bonus, the sequel has just been released. Trust me, when you finish the first book, you'll be anxious for the next! I will let you know what I think once I am finished.