I really enjoyed this book. For this being John Marco's first novel, I was very impress. I totally enjoyed it. It was very visual and I could imagine myself there. I was kind of bummed that some of the characters were killed off so quickly, because I would have liked to gotten to know them better. But all and all a very good read. Mostly military fantasy, a little bit of magic and a made up creature or two. But it was mainly about one man's struggles and where his loyalties lie, epic love and finding one's place in the world.