Gatekeeper - Rayne Auster 3.5 Stars rounded up to 4

I bought this because I loved the cover art... yeah, I'm shallow like that sometimes ;)... but then put off reading it for a really, really long time because I'm not a huge fan of fantasy fiction. Now, having read it, I found it to be surprisingly good. Not that the book doesn't have some problems, which are well documented in other's reviews. Still, the world-building was fascinating and the characters interesting.