Read this in several days, only stopping for work and sleep. The flow of it from the other books is spot on, the characters are vivid and make you want to keep reading because you are constantly engaged from start to finish.
Gail Z Martin is one of a kind in the fantasy genre, her's are the only books i have wanted to keep reading constantly even though there may be other authors and books that i like, these are by far the best in my opinion.
I feel to get a good sense of the characters and over all story you need to start from the summoner as this creates the love of the characters and takes you into their world.
I hope that there is another one, so far i have never been disapointed whilst waiting for the next one as she constantly delivers brilliant books.