I was impressed to even start this book, with a male protag. I hmmed and haaa'd, and gave it a go.
At first it was ok. Nothing spectacular. Then I got drawn in by the characters. There's so much depth to them, I cared about them an awful lot (predominantly male). So I kept reading.
Then I got to chapter 8, and gave up. There were just too many characters for me to follow this one through. There weren't dozens and dozens, but the dominant ones were mostly male. I like my female protags!
Please read this is you love fantasy, because there are great concepts here, and characterisation is strong. I just have particular reading preferences, that's all!
Gets a 5 star rating from me :) Content is Y rated.