I really enjoyed this one. I haven't read any of Briggs' fantasy books in awhile, but they were good reads. This one was previously published (one of the author's very early works, I believe), and now she's added a bit to it, tweaked a bit (probably fixed editing mistakes). The main story is still the same. So if you've read every single thing Briggs has ever written, you've probably already read this.I liked it - the characters were great, the romance in it was very believable. The characters had been friends for years and it shows in the small details. A despicable villain, monsters, zombie-type creatures (before zombes were the BIG THING) even a dragon. I liked the supporting characters, too. It was a really quick read, easy to get into.