This only got 3 out of 5 stars, though the potential for higher was there.
It has all the potential of a 5 star tale, but it lacked the glossy sheen of a well-rounded novel. With a little work filling in some of the gaps in the storyline this would rate much higher.
The characters were good, but not great, again - lots of potential, just lacking the fullness and believability of some of the best out there.
I am hoping book #2 fills in some of the holes.