...and a beautifully written one at that, by Shakespeare's Muse at Reading Rocks. Here's some of what she says: I expected this book to be good--and it was. Enjoyable, intriguing, tortured, and dramatic, this book is deep, thoughtful, and philosophical while simultaneously being a seriously good piece of writing. The Mark is an intense two-hundred-something pages, and each one is worth it.
The full review is here.
Hearing feedback from someone who isn't related to you or a friend or working for your publisher is a whole different ballgame. It is a big (big!) relief to have this first review out there and to know that someone who doesn't have to, likes the book.