I think this is the most beautiful book I've ever read. I absolutely adored it, especially as an introduction to an author I'd never heard of before. It was glued to my fingertips until two o'clock in the morning.
Aidan MacAllister is perfect in every way, including his flaws. His story is touching, amusing, and heartbreaking by turns. When I'm reading the book, it seems as if Carol Berg spent long hours pondering each word in turn, making absolutely sure it was the right one - an impossibility, I know, but it seems like it. Every sentence strikes a pitch-perfect chord; trying to substitute or switch a word in my head only ever seems jarring. That's strange, for me.
I loved Lara and even Narim all the way through, no matter their allegiances or motives. They were amazing. And I loved Davyn and Roelan and Keldar . . . how many ways can I say that I loved this book?