The author managed to hook me with this tale. Well written plot with a nice depth to the main players. This story had all the essential ingredients with well described fight scenes and a nice romance to boot. The ruthless Queen and her evil allies were just nasty enough to keep you wishing for their demise. I was keen to read the next book in the series although disappointed that it was not available in the excellent manybooks collection. I will certainly be on the lookout for books two and three in the series.