This book took me a few sittings to go through as it does drag at points but I did really enjoy listening to this one and have already started the sec..Show More »ond book. Actually got this book because of another book (Wolverine's Daughter) by the author really captured my interest. It was just so different from what I've been currently reading. Doranna has a very particular writing style that makes her books unique. She tends to be down to earth with realistic characters who happen to be in magical places. The way she approaches things like interdenominational travel makes you feel as if you where the one thrown into a world totally different from your own. You are definitely going to be discombobulated and not know what on earth is going on. Durgin also tends to broach some interesting topics that rarely are considered in fantasy books. Things that in reality we would most certainly question, yet tend to blur over in fantasy. Can one really love a women who is in truth a horse in body? Is this character a women or a horse in her heart when it comes down to it? If a horse where a human could she really feel human feelings and have human contemplations? Does she still have horse like thoughts and reactions? This is what I feel makes this book shine and keeps you hooked for the answers. The narrator did quite well once I got used to her voice. It tends to be a little scratchy sounding, but she made it work for her and the characters. Since she really got into the book it helps to pull you in too. You can always tell the difference between an actor who is interested in the plot and one who is not. My only complaint is that the author's characters each have their own personalities and quarks but there where so many I got a little lost if I wasn't paying attention. Though this is common for me of any book with a rather large cast (ahum, cough, mistborn, ahuh). I feel like this author is one you either like her writing style or you don't. And that's that. I happen to be the former. Try it out and see which one you are.