The book was well-written and intriguing from the very start, with just enough mystery and romance to keep it versatile and interesting. I chose a favorite character almost immediately because of the sufficient information given. The character development is fabulous. I think, though, I could do with a little less descriptiveness during some action/battle scenes. Not all of them are too violent, and a diverse array of words is used throughout. Overall, this is definitely a book I want to read over and over.