This is not normally the genre that I like to read but I had heard such good things about the trilogy that I decided to give it a try. Honestly, I almost quit this first book about 1/3 of the way through--but, due to the urging of a buddy, I plodded on. Jones creates characters that a reader can emphasize with, cheer for, and love. She has the ability to weave a story that is intense and suspenseful. Her erotic scenes would make a virgin blush. BUT, having named all those wonderful qualities about this book I have to say that the repetition of the same sentiments and thoughts over and over and over made this novel tedious. How many times does Jones have to remind me that the Fyne witches have a curse upon them? Oh, and one other thing--the replacing vowels with y in many of the names and the use of "creative" spelling to try to invent names made the novel tedious as well. Over all, I'd recommend this book just as a backdrop for the other two, which are much better.
This was a great book! This is not normally the genre that I read, but I was hooked. It's the first book in a trilogy. You will definitely want to read all 3.
this is one of the really good books that i have had the chance to read this year it is worth the wait to get it but i warn you once you read it you will have to get the next book the moon witch!
A wonderful book that will keep you turning the pages until the last
Engrossing and imaginative, with marvelous magic.