FIVE STARS * * * * *
This is my first foray into the world of Ilvania. While “just” a short story, it was packed with character depth and emotion as it introduced you to setting. I imagined it a time of old, a magical fantasy world, where and societal hierarchy and intrigue were the call of the day. Issues today that would be taboo are effectively mainstream but where compassion and the mystical forces are at hand, future paths are unknown for the characters. These young protagonists are coming into their own to rise to the challenges that face them. The continuing story will tell the tale.