I thoroughly enjoyed the world building in this novel, especially the different kinds of magic and how people learned to use their own magical abilities. The author puled me into this world and had me traveling along side these well-developed characters on horseback. The female/female romance was well done and their relationship developed in a sweet and loving way that I appreciated.
What detracted me from this novel was the layout. I found it confusing at times and had to reread places to figure out which character was talking/thinking. I also found the back and forth between "before" and "after" confusing.
Overall, this novel was a fun fantasy/romance to immerse myself in and the main characters Olsa and Kalalanthe were well drawn and popped off the pages.