I picked this book up as a freebie on Amazon, and I don’t regret doing so. It is very well written, with good world and character building. The relationship between Nina (Neemna) and Kas’paa is realistic and well-depicted, giving me good cause to root for it as I read. Jaqui uses few words to describe the world of the Freyans, but does so vividly, working the descriptions into the story naturally.
My one issue with the book was the way in which Jacqui used Neemna and Kas’paa’s point of view to tell the story. It was good to have both perspectives, and I did appreciate it very much, but nevertheless it threw me out of the story whenever the narrative switched and I was transported back in time to events I had already read of. It would have been easier to get the other perspective at that point in time (or a lot closer to) instead of several scenes later. That all said, I’ve come to realise that this is how Jacqui tells her stories, and it ultimately works very well.
I am hoping to be able to pick Shifting Horizons up soon, so that I can get the answers to the questions that remain.