The moment I read the date on the first page, I sighed and was disappointed. I don't like historicals, they're just so blech, but this was recommended to me, so I forged on. I can't believe it, somehow this weird historical, romance, fantasy tale kept me entrenched. I read the book in one evening, only putting it down once to grab something to drink but couldn't wait to get back to it. Seriously, was this me? It was a 5 star book throughout until the very end, it wrapped up way to quickly, and easily and the HEA was explained away. I HATE THAT! They literally fought their way through everything and then the ultimate ending gets explained away. Yuck! They could've have arrived at the same ending and had a chapter, hell a paragraph, devoted to discovering the truth (it wouldn't have been difficult either ie. mom arrives to heal her and runs into daddy dearest,) but nope, there were just a few lines of verbal diarrhea. It was a terrible ending to an otherwise fantastic book.