"You fight shackles like a wild animal, but you accept a cage like you belong in one."Ok, seriously, my love is like whoa for this book! I want to sleep with this at night. I want other writers to read this book and take notes. In this book the fantasy, world-building, and the characterizations come first. The author takes the time AND the care to make sure each of these has multiple, detailed layers that unfold for the reader in the best way possible. For someone concerned about the complexity of the world-building...don't. There is no info dump. The reader slowly discovers parts of this world and mystery so that the action, tension, and your love for these characters increases with each page. This book has heart down to its corners. I fell in love with Wil and Dallin, and they don't even really have a romance in this book. However, I fell in love with them. So many detailed moments that breathed life into them, and you felt all of their emotions naturally. The argument over the apples, footprints, and horses might be the cutest thing ever. I have so many questions about the mystery of the Aisling, and its been awhile where I've had this kind of excitement over a "world." Even without the m/m romance, I would still read this book and the series. If this isn't normally your genre, give it a shot anyways. Your mind will rock!