From what I have read in the first three chapters of the story I can see through the authors writing style and skills that they are fresh at writing this book and although it does kind of show the book is heading into the right direction. Until the author has written some more I don`t really have much to say positively but I am sure the author will do a great job at building up their characters and the plot of this book for myself and others to read. Regardless, there are a few things that can be discussed and used as a suggestion for the author if they wish to use it later on.
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First off the blurb does in fact need a large amount of work because it does not give you a feel of what the story of is about and it does seem to be a bit of a rushed five minute job. With some more time to think over what the story is about in more detail the blurb could present the book into a new light.
My last point of suggestion is the general look of the first chapter which feels like more an introduction to the characters, the story, and build up of the plot. In my honest opinion this is can digress people away from the story line and not grab the readers attention. Unless the author is dead set on keeping the chapter this way I think that it could be blended into the second chapter pretty easily.