This is one of a handful of books that I attribute to my love of fantasy books and reading in general. I stole it off of my father's book shelf when I was younger and read it many times. I did try to find the sequels to it back then, but that was pre-internet so it was next to impossible. I recently reorganized my bookshelf and found this book, remembered how much I had loved it and how hard I had tried to find the sequels, went on amazon, ordered both sequels and started to read this one. It did not disappoint. It is still a wonderfully written, well thought out, exciting adventure. It's a lovely and interesting take on the basic story of girl from "our world" gets transported into another world, with princes, horses, a princess in a tower and an evil queen and falls in with a group of adventurers. I can't wait to start the next one.