...that's what we're all look for, right? Pros: Nice "gifts" for Edmund and Elspeth. If you are into the Eragon series, Edmund's gift (although not nearly as powerful as a dragon rider) is similar in that he can sense things and see what others are seeing. Interesting characters...still waiting to find out more about Clurian. Cons: imagery is fair to good. I had trouble "seeing" the landscape at times or the people in it. Edmund and Elspeth ALWAYS choose the "wrongly". Heros (and heroines) are supposed to get into tight spots--I get it--but not always because they make sophomoric choices.
Overall a good read. Ordered 2nd and 3rd if that tells you anything.