Well, it was good, but not that good.
I have always enjoyed Traci Harding's work, particularly her emphasis on the sacred feminine. However, while this book was imaginative and very descriptive, I'm afraid I simply could not connect with her characters. Ashlee, in particular, seemed too good to be true, and I felt rather as though there were not enough humanity in her to counterbalance the spiritual. It is hard to empathize with someone who is virtually perfect, and the "coincidental" love story didnt help!
That being said, however, it is clear that Harding is very knowledgable about her subject and dedicated to the understanding of psychic power and the Grail lore. Her writing was clear and stylish, although a little blunt at times, with a hint too much telling and not enough showing. I enjoyed her depiction of Albray and the mysterious Grail guardians, and her ideas about the "Gene of Isis" were strikingly original.
Overall, an entertaining read. I will certainly look forward to more from the "Mystique" trilogy.