It's hard to know what to say about this book. I enjoyed the novel, though I wouldn't say it was among the very best of fantasy. I was pleased that the author avoided some of the common fantasy pitfalls, like having the natives on another planet speek english or having a magic spell to give them the language.
This is the story of David Shaw and Mrs Catlin, who on David's 18th birthday go into a cave and end up in the world of Shushuan. They get sold into slavery and things develop from there.(I won't tell you all the story -read it yourself:) The author has put together an enjoyable fantasy world and I'm happy to have read this book. There is also a sequel called "beyond Freedom" by the same author. If he writes any more in this sequence I'll probably read it. It's interesting to read a contemporary fantasy that originates in the UK and no the USA.