i don't get this book. the tempo is so f**king slow and absolutely nothing happens from beginning to end.
this is an updated review (after i picked up the book and finished the last 15%)
this is definitely a character-driven fantasy book, not my type, so I can understand why I did not enjoy this book as much as others do. what i like most about the book is the ending, fast-paced, complicated, dark and compelling. however a good ending cannot compensate for an overall boring and dull book in which the author focused on describing the unimportant things.