This was one of those books I bought on a whim while it was on sale awhile ago. I am very happy I did. This book is an excellent start to a fantasy series. It didn't have the blood and extreme sex, and violence of most of the fantasy series I've read this year. It just had a solid story that I really loved. The last few chapters had me tearing through to see what would happen next. I already plan to purchase the next book in the series, and perhaps start reading it tonight.