First half was pretty good, if you can handle the damsel in distress.I think it fell apart at the end when this very small tiny woman that had no backbone at all in the beginning, suddenly turned into Xena warrior princess without any training swinging a sword. Way to silly.Lots of promise though as I did like the way the Hero and the other characters were written. But the inconsistencies with the heroine took this down a notch. All in all pretty average and I was a bit surprised at the high average rating of this book both here and on Amazon. But then tastes vary a lot. What bugs me, might not bug someone else and vice versa. *shrugs.