This book was fantastic! The story drew me in immediately. The main character, Ismae, has a great strength of character that I really admired. I loved all of the characters in this book, even the ones that I loved to hate. This book was well researched and the story, though sometimes slow, was never boring. There was an abundance of intrigue and there were some great action scenes. Overall, this book really had everything and it wasn’t a short read, either. This was a great YA Fantasy novel and I’m really looking forward to the next book in the series. Also, if you have a Kindle, this book is only $1.82 right now. So..go buy it!