I have nothing but good things to say about this book! First, the characters were excellent. All the major ones were unique and well-developed as individuals. Despite the number of characters, I never had trouble keeping everyone straight. Morgana, in particular, was fascinating. There was so much to discover about her, and the more I read, the more I learned. By the end, I felt like I truly knew and understood this multi-faceted woman, and both her public facade and private self. Other characters, especially Jaq, really came alive through the story.
The story itself was excellent. There were plenty of mystery aspects as Morgana (and her reluctant family) try to solve the murder of one man and the disappearance of another, as well as try to unravel what the "Kingdoms" actually are, and if the treasure is real. I loved the way Morgana conducted her investigation, especially the way she elicited whatever help she needed along the way.
In addition, there was a lot of information about Savannah in this novel. The author does an excellent job of including plenty of history, as well as sharing lesser-known information about more modern times.
Definitely a 5-star read! Highly recommended!