I was drawn into this book right from the opening gambit and like many others before me found I just could not put it down. I would find myself flicking back to read more every opportunity I got. The characterization is strong and the idea of inter-breeding between species and the possible permutations that might throw up I found compelling and fascinating.
Prior to reading this book I had noticed in the reviews some negative comments about a rape scene. I would assure readers that although there is violence and some sexual content in this book it is handled by the author very sympathetically and is absolutely CRITICAL to the integrity of the story. Even as a male I found the main character's handling of her emotions to be real, authentic and I certainly was able to empathise with her. This is definitely one of C N Lesley's fortes as an author.
I was impressed by the style and presentation of this book and I would just add the cover art is absolutely superb.
I would recommend this book to almost anybody of adult age. It is action packed, thoughtful and simply a damn good story, well told. Well worth every one of the five stars I was thrilled to be able to give it.
I will be looking out for more of this author's offering. She is a class act!