I know I gave it three stars, but I liked this book. It was engaging, the story was interesting, and the characters were well-fleshed. However, I knocked one star off for the plot dragging in places and the other for for the messy mystery portion of the book. The action did not start until well into the middle of the book, and the mystery could have been woven together more carefully. I can understand twists, but too many threaten to tear the fabric of the story.
Despite its faults, The Eternal Ones was a good read, and I look forward to the sequel All You Desire.