"This was an expertly written story by this debut novelist. The story grabbed me quickly and kept me interested throughout. There are a lot of characters to keep track of, a thought that I was worried about at first, but the author did a masterful job of developing each one of them and that allowed me to keep track of who was who. Plenty of adventure along the lines of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. The story wrapped up neatly, but definitely left the door open for future adventures."