I couldn't disagree with the other reviewer more, when he said that this wasn't as good as coopers other works. perhaps, i am biased, since i have read the whole series, and know how much indigo changes after the first book.
in fantasy, we are not used to seeing a "hero" character in a less than flattering light, and frankly, the reader is left to wonder what on earth is so wonderful about this princess!?! she is a brat, spoiled, selfish and very short sighted.....but then of course, only someone like that would go to the tower and do the forbidden, open the box.
in this, the first in the 8 part series, we meet indigo in another life, the life before the tower, before she lost everything due to her foolishness, and her quest to right what she has done, the life before she became indigo (which is the color of mourning for her people). never will she speak of what she has done, of where she came from, or who she really is, her life is now the hunt. the demons she let loose when she went to the tower and opened the box must be caged again, that is what indigo does and is what she is, a hunter. no matter how tired, confused and lost she gets, she must find them, to save her love, her family and all that she ever held dear. this is a journey of a girl into a woman, a princess into a hero and above all, it is a story of redemption and loyalty.
not only would i tell you all to read this book, but i would tell you to hunt and hunt until you can find the whole series and read it in full, just to see how indigo becomes more than she ever imagined and pays a higher price than most saw coming.......