Ash is a fascinating character. His take on 21st Century life after his self-imposed exile from the world is wonderful. He's innocent and intelligent in learning the ways of modern life after only knowing an ancient Native American life. It makes you chuckle at some of the absurdity of our eating habits and TV shows, but he very wisely learns by imitating the actions of others. Ash is hysterically funny when he over-imbibes a pitcher of beer.
The story isn't all quirky humor, though. It's a very serious study of good versus evil. The emotions of Ash and Olivia, the woman he's falling in love with, are strong and true. The Native American lore is engrossing and obviously the result of deep, respectful research. And, as usual, Ms. Anderson's love scenes are sweet, funny, sensual, and fulfilling for Ash and Olivia, as well as the reader.
I am totally looking forward to Book 2 in the adventures of Ash, Olivia, and their friends - and enemies.