FANTASTIC story in the fantasy genre that I don't normally go for. Great heroine, great supporting cast of characters, amazing action, intrigue, romance, thrills, - and imagination on the part of the author. I've already bought this series to send to friends who have fallen in love with this series too. I'm in my late 40s and was enthralled (as are my friends), so don't think this book/series is meant only for a certain age group. A good story is a good story. READ IT!