“Good world building, some intense and emotional moments, and a satisfying ending.
Ice is an incredible hero - honest, honorable and dignified. He is the personification of goodness which is all the more significant given the fact that he is one of the deprived and as such discriminated against as well as being considered mentally unstable.
Sabelle is a difficult heroine. She is caught between her growing feelings for Ice, on the one hand, and her duty toward her brother and magickind, on the other. Her actions are annoying at times, particularly her inability to trust Ice's obvious love for her. Thankfully, she comes to her senses before I wrote her off completely and is eventually worthy of Ice's devotion. Their romance is emotional and enjoyable.
The secondary characters are the most problematic aspect of the book. Bram is an elitist and manipulative jerk. His personal prejudice against Ice comes to a fore and had me questioning whether I would ever want to read a book with him as a hero - luckily he has a few installments to redeem himself. Lucan also comes across as selfish for much of the book but ultimately makes the right choice so I will forgive him for now.
The plot is action packed from start to finish with some interesting twists and turns, and the villain is as evil as ever.
It should be interesting to see how things develop in the next book.