Niamh of the Golden is a very great read. The book was made more enjoyable by how descriptive the author was. I enjoyed reading about the lands through which the character travelled and I was very impressed by the author's knowledge of sailing; all of which helped me visualize the author's words. The book did not move slow and the drama was slight but kept my attention with every page turn. I've read other reviews of this book and found that this is part of a series. I was very pleasently surprised that this book could easily be a stand alone as the storyline feeled to be independent from its trilogy.