Excellent start to a triology of fantasy books. I'm not usually a sci-fi fantasy reader,
but this book truly sucked me in. The King is definitely the good guy and you come to like him quickly. The story is not all happiness and wonderment. It is very believable and a great read. I will definitely read the next two. The writing is uncomplicated and easy to read. Daine becomes the character you want to cheer for.