I find this book (and probably the whole series) a little hard to review. On one hand, I like the characters, and the world is very intriguing. The blending of different mythologies is just plain cool. On the other hand, the writing seems to be a bit awkward in a lot of places. Maybe it's a structural issue? I have trouble putting my finger on it. Just as an example, descriptions are thorough but don't always flow well or help move the story forward with their placement. I like this series but I don't get the sense of being immersed that I get from most books.