The story of a family and how they stay true to their family teachings as well as protecting all under their charge. A story of love at first sight and then found again in a way they never would have imagined. A wonderful series on its own, however Talbott follows this family with her Marblestone Mansion series. You easily become invested in these characters and will want to follow them to the new world. Great series for preteen, teen, and adult alike.