Yelena's story starts off pulling on the heart strings and encourages you to continue turning the page to find out what is going to happen next..... and then the surprising love story had me hooked and I just couldn't put the book down. I read this book in a few hours and then went looking for the next one. Yelena and Valek and two characters that I enjoy and can relate to.
Set in a more barren time with magic, the book has a King Arthur feel only without the dragons. The life is primitive and yet not, it is a very old world feel and a nice change from my regular futuristic sci-fi preference in books.