This was the first book I had read in this series. I was able to follow the story line fine. I would like to go read the others to get to know Rhea and the other characters better. This book was fast paced. The action started nearly from the beginning and continued almost to the last page. I enjoyed the book but I am a sucker for a happy ending and was a little saddened with how it ended. This book help explain 2 characters better who show up in another book The Pimpernel also by Sheralynn Pratt.