I love J F Penn's ARKANE series and was keen to read this first book in a new series. I was not disappointed. I really enjoy how the author mixes mythology, fantasy, action and adventure. Her books are always exciting to read and very tightly written....there are no sections in her books that you wish were edited out. Fast-paced, thought-provoking and full of mystery and adventure. I recommend this book - great holiday read. Sit down and lose yourself in the story. Then do yourself a favour and read the ARKANE series.