"Intense adventure right from the beginning.The characters were enjoyable, especially Nicholas, a very convincing character, and I felt for him the entire way. I really liked the intensity of the novel.
I also felt that the background behind the story was thoroughly explained. As mentioned in the acknowledgments, a lot of research was required to make this book possible, and the effort shows in the result. I could also connect to the characters on my own emotional level.
Everyone has secrets, or skeletons in the closet, they would rather not address,and I felt that coming from the characters. I could also relate to the musical side of the book, or that passion for music, or for any form of art.
The characters were extremely complex, like Sampte. I felt that he was a character torn between loyalty and doing what is right.What person hasn't been put in that position at one time and another?
The villains had a very human side to them. This book brings out these qualities of humanity, and that is why I liked this book. Excellent writing technique and language. All in all, an excellent debut novel,and I wish the author future success in her career." --Romancing the Book Reviews