This is one of the best fantasy books I've read in awhile. It started off a little shaky for me, like I didn't know if I would like it. But then I got pulled into the story and characters and couldn't put it down. I think this book was able to make readers connect through emotions that we have all felt in some way or another. The author has truly mastered the art of story-telling, and the prose is beautiful. I can't wait to start Book 2!