I've loved all of Robin Hobb's books, but this one is very different from the others. Not quite as "fantastical" but excellent nonetheless. It's a bit more modern than her previous works, at least to me. It's still an excellent start to a great new series. The only (minor) problem is that I had a hard time getting into the story at first... it took me two tries and 4-5 chapters for it to really grab me --but once it did it sucked me in and didn't let go. Since then I've stayed up past many a bedtime just to see what happens next.
Highly detailed, with an interesting plotline (once it gets rolling) and engaging well-thought-out characters. I can't wait to read the next one!
This book is awesome! I was deeply involved with the characters. This book can stand on its own without being in a tril, but then we are dying to know what happens next! I was thinking that a good writer such as RH is good because all her books do NOT resemble each other. This series is totally different from another of her series I read. Already started the 2nd book ;o)
This is a totally new series. Very different. This books is interesting in a Carlos Castenada kind of way. The story is good and the concept intriguing. The second of this series falls a bit short but still worth reading. Hobb is always engaging
not as good as usual, grim
Starts out at a very brisk pace and develops very nicely. Superb character development and unique story make this a must read.