At first I didn’t care for King Mathias, his attitude towards his marriage to Danae was disrespectful. Then his story comes to light and then I felt bad for judging him so quickly. Now Danae, I like her from the start. She is a powerful queen/mage. She is strong when needed to be but yet you can sense her vulnerability at times. The “crush” she has for King Mathias who is by far older than her is a nice added bonus, it made their union sweeter for me. The fantasy aspect of the story with mages held me fascinated .With magic mirrors, raging storms, and revenants this truly makes the story very interesting. So interesting I could not wait to finish and read the whole book in one setting. Each page has so many twist and turns I felt like I was on a roller coaster. When the story ends I didn’t want to get off. This is truly a well written, thrilling read with a great hero and heroine. I hope the author continues on this path with more stories like this!