I love Lynn Kurland's Nine Kingdoms series, and so I read this to try out some of her other work. At the beginning, this book had me sucked in that I could hardly put it down. I was so in to Rhys's love for Gwen (although Gwen as a character was slightly annoying to me). But as the book progressed I became very disappointed. It just took too long for me to get to the happy ending. And I dodn't like how much time they were apart from eachother for Rhys to make money. All in all, I loved the beginning, but I didn't enjoy the journey it took to get to the end.