My rating: 3 of 5 stars
For me this book hovers between a 3 and 4* rating. It is the story of a young girl with magic in her blood, being orphaned and ending up living with a band of thieves in a large wood. The leader goes by many name “The Hand” and our young girl, Ilan, gets called “The Hound”. It echo’s Robin Hood and his band of merry men with the author’s twist. Ilan and the men hide from the Praetor’s men and rob the rich, the story ends when Ilan finds a magic bow and the reader is led to the second book in the series.