Epic Fantasy from a new author 4/5
I picked this book from a new first time author hoping to find a gem but with middling expectations.
I have to say I was impressed. The story was gripping, the magic system was intriguing. An easy concept to follow with interesting possibilities. I read a review that compared the writer with Sanderson and it does have that flavour to it which is not a bad thing.
The characters were well told, all distinct and interesting. The dialogue and prose in general was exceptional. That this is the authors first novel bodes well.
Turns out I found a gem after all. Looking forward to Book 2. If you are looking for a gripping fantasy that is easy to read, full of intrigue and action then I can recommend this book.