Alexander Caedeyrn is not an easy protagonist to like. His upbringing has been for the single-minded purpose of reaching a particular destiny. He has characteristics such as strength, purpose, charm and good looks, but just when you think you've figured him out, he does something that annoys you, showing his cold-bloodedness, arrogance and stubbornness. However, the story weaves a tale of an unusual world and just when you think you've figured things out, the rug is swept out from under you. I'm curious to see where he heads next -- but I do hope he develops a few more sympathetic or likeable characteristics as he moves through his world. If so, this could be a wonderful new series!