I read this book quickly and didn't get bored, so I must have liked it....right? The premise is solid, and I enjoyed reading the author's note about his inspiration for the story line and the characters. Put several things in perspective for me. It's certainly not the most sophisticated or epic piece of fantasy I've ever read, but it's a good story. And I found myself drawn to several of the characters. Wheeler does tend toward the more shallow, "light" descriptions, so it left me wanting at certain points. I'm a fan of series' like Outlander, ok? I like lots of meaty details! But I know that's not for everyone. Anyways...I've consistently seen that the second book is even better so I'm really looking forward to that!