The preface Is magical, absolutely beautiful with a true Celtic-tale appeal, you will feel confident in your choice based off of this foreword, but it is duping.
TPATH had so much potential, and I was bitterly disappointed by the choppy dialogue, the twisted, sometimes contrived love story and the forced conclusion. The story drags for about fifty or so extra pages at the end and though I recently read this book I cant seem to remember why exactly the Princess was turned to a Hound. Its really too bad, as I said the potential of this story was great.
Thoughts on the covers: Great covers! This is a trilogy thus far and the covers are magical, Celtic and true to the premise, the potential, oh the potential!
Thoughts on the names: Beatrice and Merit are both very interesting names and I think they are great counterparts.