(This review is for an EPUB version not Kindle) I found this book a delight to read. "Darkness Rising: Book One of the Catmage Chronicles" has believable characters with strong interactions and "GASP" some gentle teaching designed to encourage research in a YA reader (shades of the Juvenile Hard Science Fiction of my youth). The growing relationships between Andy and the Catmages is at the center of this story to rescue Goldeneye's grandmother from her captor. A telling sign for me is when I put a book down I want to know more about the characters. Ms Yourish has done that for her heroes and villains alike.
I am eagerly awaiting the next installment in this story.