This incredibly imaginative fantasy novel is Chilling Dazzling Enganging and many other adjectives. However, I found the whole Child takes care of dad to be a bit wierd/cliché. Anyways I Loved the way gods and stuff are created. This is one of the few books , like Lord of the rings and Dune that creates another society that has a mythology and customs. It is very engaging, the only dull part is the ending, which isn't that interesting....The first three quarters are a lot better. I love the very ending though. It is delightful. Anyways, I recommend it. There are two sequals: Witch Queen and Dragon Charmer (not in that order), which continue the plot, but each is a story on it's own, too.