I was completely fascinated with the hero's journey in this novel. He overcame his adversity and found his way to genuine love in such a moving and powerful way. It is very rare for an author to take one so deep into a character's psyche.
The heroine's struggle was also very real- her lover for him and her desire to do what is morally right, and the conficts this often presented.
I also found the romance, a case of opposites attracting, developed in a very real and believable way.
An imaginative, stirring, and richly painted story that clearly stands apart and won't be forgotten.
I have to give this one 5 stars.