I will be looking for more books by this author. He provides clarity in his writing and just makes you want to know what happens next. His bad guys are very bad and his good guys are decently good. Very realistic.
This book is a fantasy, set on a fictitious planet. The Gyre has set up a protected area called Eyri. In this book you'll find a struggle between the good guys (lightgifters) and the bad guys (shadowcasters). Who will win? Well.. you gotta read the book to find that out.
The Riddler aims to help in this struggle by helping Tabitha become a wizard. He is not allowed to provide direct assistance, but is only able to answer questions which he tends to do in the form of riddles (hence the name the riddler).
It is a fascinating book that held me spellbound and I read it as quickly as I could because I wanted to know how it all turned out. :) And then of course I went out to get the second book.
Would the goddess be saved? Would the bad guys be stopped? What would happen with the king? (this question was never answered and I'm hoping there will be a third book). What ultimately would happen with the king's son? (this question also was not answered .... hence again the need for a third book).
In this book Tabitha and her comrades leave Eyri for Oldenworld where life is all mixed up. Chaos has badly scarred the world and people live in fear of wildfire that can change or kill them ever so quickly.
Well written, draws you in, a classic good guy against bad guy book. Just a wonderful fantasy that if you like fantasy you should read. Great book.