3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
While I certainly will not degrade this novel as being second-rate, I do not rate it as highly as the other reviewers have. The theme of time travel is used frequently in this type of text and while it hints at characters who are semi-historical in nature, it does not have the riviting power in its presentation that other authors such as Tolkein, Gaiman or Rowlings have exhibited. The characterizations are good and well defined, the setting is quaint, yet compelling, and the ending does suggest future writings will be forthcoming. This is a good, not great, fantasy fiction that will give you a pleasurable afternoon reading.