Early Reviews – 5.0 out of 5 stars

5.0 out of 5 stars A command of the language and vividly realized pre-industrial fantasy world

I found this an utterly compelling read of a sort that I come upon rarely. If the specificities of the invented nomenclature were at first a little difficult to find my way through, this was quickly gotten past by how involving this whole world became, and by the warmth and complexity of its characters. Once I’d found my way into it, I could scarcely put it down.