In my opinion, this wasn't a half-bad fantasy. It was a quick read with likable characters, though somewhat underdeveloped. I wish we would have spent more time with Kian and less with Varis. It would have helped me ease into the romance between the two protagonists. As it is, the romance was a little quick, though what love story in a fantasy book isn't?
I think some of the descriptive passages were amazing, and it flowed well for me. I was able to picture each scene clearly while using my own imagination. Great balance, in my opinion.
Overall, an entertaining light read.