A very well written book, with fantastic character development and a interesting story line. The world that is built is intriguing, well rounded and vivid. The characters are likeable through their flaws and excellent development over the book, and you get to really know the world through their experiences. The story is intriguing and unusual, with just enough mystery to keep you hooked even past the end. The editing is good as is the story flow. I brought the rest of the series before I had even finished the book. A definite read even with its darker elements.