It was a really good start to a series and I can't wait to read the rest. I loved the characters and even though I have not read Tamora Pierce's other novels, I am pretty sure that she brings beloved characters back into this series from other series. One such character is Alanna, The Lioness.
The main character Daine really grew as a character and I love that in books. I totally wish I had that connection with animals like she does. It was a fairly short novel and easy to read. Definitely a nice break from heavier reads.
I highly recommend.
Thanks and Happy Reading :D