I was drawn to this book as an epileptic former YA librarian; any book that has a character involving seizures (real or otherwise) immediately draws me. From the outset descriptions of the book, I was wondering if the author was incorporating ecstatic epileptic episodes or if it was just a paranormal world. It obviously turns out to be the latter, but to me in a dissatisfying fashion; we never get a real explanation as to how Nolan or any of the other "travelers" get there in the first place after the spell is broken and they all return. That is probably my primary issue with this novel- the premise is interesting enough and I can suspend reality, but despite in depth character colorization we don't get the real flesh of the story. Yes, this is happening, but how and why? Is there a common thread between the travelers? Some common criteria?
I feel like there was definite undeveloped potential here, but nonetheless it's an interesting enough story for anyone with the fantasy slant and perhaps doesn't want to feel roped into a series.