These characters are fascinating, their interaction flows easily. Melanie did a great job describing their experiences and feelings. Reading about their conflicts, their lost love, their tragedy and their quest for happiness made me feel pity, love and sadness, I call it the Trifecta effect. When an author can awake those feelings in a reader then the job has been done, the desired effect has been accomplished. Melanie's writing just flow, her stories are easy to read, and her writing style is fantastic. I look forward to reading Descendant of Darkness the 2nd book of the 2nd Trilogy.