A little drawn out and repetitive, could have used a heavier handed editor - 600 pages was far longer than it needed to be to tell part one of this story. I also didn't expect so much romance, but to be fair I can just about always do with less romance. It's about 80% romance, 10% magic, 10% history. I'm holding out hope that the second one will be more exciting now that magic will actually be part of it and hopefully we can stop with all the talk about how much Diana and Matthew love each other. More extensive review coming later.