This was beyond anything I could've hoped for in a favorite type of book, the particular type you search for desperately and rarely get. The journey and adventure kept me entertained, as did the complicated romance amongst all the characters. Then there's the characters themselves and the secret roles they all play in the grander scheme of things. I loved the way it was written, hated the way it switched off to different povs as soon as I was hooked to one story, and felt absolutely devastated at the end. I'd complain about unfinished business but it is an epic fantasy novel, so I can only blame myself for thinking everything wouldn't leave me completely heartbroken and nearly emotionally traumatized!
I've found another author to stalk- I mean read from -and this is an absolute must read for fantasy lovers with romance and intense details with the graphics.