M.t. rated it 5 of 5 stars A fun read from the first page to the last! Ellen has a whimsical quality in her writing, there's danger afoot, but not so much that things cant be fun. I truly enjoyed Jarby and Pokes world, full of magic and somewhat lusty wenches, and a bad guy who you cant help but pity. I truly enjoyed reading this book, a wonderful escape from the realities of real life living.