I enjoyed reading this book even with the minor issues I noticed. The writing is solid but could use some editing in a few places for a better reading experience. This ties in with the plot, which is actually good just a bit too slow in places. The characters feel well fleshed out and have good development through the book. Overall this is a solid fantasy well worth the read and a good start by this author. I received an evaluation copy in exchange for my honest unpaid opinion.