I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
I ignored this book for a while and almost forgot why it interested me. Now I'm sucked back in.
This is one of those cases where a self-published author's lack of an editor frustrates me. I've noticed very few typos or grammatical errors, so I imagine McCoy had people checking that for her. What bothers me is the thought that Herb-Witch and Herb-Wife could easily have been a less repetitious and much more tightly plotted single book. There just isn't enough story here to justify two 100,000+ word books.
That said, the world is fascinating, and I think I have a bit of a crush on Iathor.