I’d been holding off for a while in reading this book, mostly because of the sheer size of it—1000+ pages. For a fantasy that usually means a lot of tedium. Not Kushiel’s Dart. I would be quite happy to have this book twice as long. I didn’t want to stop reading.
It’s filled with old-style language that might be a turn off for some people. I liked it. The author wrote it well. Actually, the story flowed extremely well. Characters were deep and believable. The story was exciting and intricate. I initially discovered this book because it supposedly had quite a lot of erotic elements—not so. Hardly any. And yet I still enjoyed it immensely.
A great holiday read. Looking forward to the next two books.