This fantasy saga is not terribly exciting but there was something about it that kept me reading on and on to the end for some reason.
To be honest, a book must be really bad if I do not finish it after having read the first couple of hundred pages.
It's the first part of a trilogy, and before I'd started the first book I'd already purchased the second book Shadowplay (761 PAGES) in anticipation, having read so many positive reviews.
"A sublime piece of storytelling!"
Maybe it has to do with the fact that I'm not what you'd call an overly avid fan of fantasy. Hopefully the second and third books are better.