Cephrael's Hand is an epic fantasy of the highest order. I can't even imagine how long it took for Melissa McPhail to invent a language, a world and multiple races of people. She does it all masterfully, with description so vivid I could imagine myself in the opulent tents of the sun-drenched desert, or having high tea with the royal women at Calgaryn Palace.
The story lines of the three main characters interweave seamlessly as the story turns from kidnapping to dark magic to amnesia, betrayal and more!! Cephrael's Hand has the scope of a Tolkien work with a more mature feel. I can't wait to read Book 2!!