5/2013 ** I enjoyed it, but I'm not dying to go out and read the other 8 books in the series.
Downside 1: I kept wondering if I'd wandered into a Robert Jordan series. The first part, with the young man leaving his home reminded me of the first book of the Wheel of Time series.
Downside 2: It was sometimes difficult to differentiate between the three young ladies.
Upside: Interesting magic and sense of the Greek Isles.