Definitely read it. It isn't really fantasy, but it's definitely Feist (minus the beginning 2-5 words (The storm had broken))
If you get frightened easily, be careful though- do not read in bed!- when i read it, I had to fit it in before and after school, in other words, 5am-7am, and 8:30pm-9:30pm. It scared the holy **** out of me, and I didn't get to sleep for about 40mins afterwards. Then, one night, I was sick during the night and couldn't get back to sleep. Having nothing better to do, I read. This of course was in the dead of night, and I was reading the bit about the Bad Thing. I didn't get back to sleep until about 4 O'clock.