The elements of this novel stretch beyond the imagination. The romance seeps through you, nothing more than a whisper of sensuality - yet loud enough and real enough to leave one aching for a love like the one Daemon and Jaenelle share. The hope, that Jaenelle - Witch - can heal the taint clotting in the Blood is a live thing. And the fear - that is present, as well. Combining well-known elements of fantasy novels, then infusing even those with a sense that all things are possible, this novels takes an already breath-taking story to new heights.