Setting fantasy in modern times really seems strange; restrains the writer from a lot of what fantasy should mean, if you ask me. But, even with this problem, I did like it. Well written, nice enough story and quite well built characters. Got to more or less hate Joan, like Miriam, try to understand Gillian and, believe it or not, didn’t get to dislike Amadan.
Good enough overall, but, as I said, fantasy set in modern times isn’t really my thing.