Um, really is a 2.5
It is an interesting idea and fairly original (for me at least), but I desperately wanted more backstory on the wider range of the country's history and the prophecies floating around, etc.
The characters were decent, but not striking. Action good. Magic a bit vague and too convenient at times. And all this Sunrider talk and Dan's being possessed by a ghost? I shall have to see where it goes next. And who is the cat really? Lot of questions, not all that many answers and Banris is still on the loose...
The Silver Door, book two, coming soon!