Chantress was a face paced, heart pounding adventure from start to finish. It was amazing reading about a world so similar to our own but irrivocably altered by magic and fear. You come to care for the characters and feel what they feel. I wish there had been a little more depth to the Lord Protector. The book reveals some of what has happened to him and a bit about his motives but I wanted to learn more about what changed him so drasticlly. It isn't really neccessary but it would have been a nice touch. Overall I would recommened this as a quick fun read to those who enjoy tales of magic of any kind.