Before I read this trilogy I read the Eragon series this is way more adult oriented. Just please write a proper ending don't be one of those douchebags that refuses to write the next book just because they're afraid they can't write another series just as well so they hold it hostage.
Good story with lots of twists and surprises. I would recommend to anyone who likes the fantasy genre
Found this hard to start. It was like Brent (author) had never written a book before. It was clunky. there were many points where I almost gave up because it was too much of a "try-hard". there were too many names, places, cultures, characters... and now magic too... that were introduced poorly. It took quite a while before I got my head around it all... the one thing that kept pulling me on was that I wanted to know what was going to happen to the main character.
Clearly I was engaged enough to be involved in the protagonist's story.
BUT - it got me in the end... it got better... Much Better!.
(I'm now actually onto the 3rd book and I just can't put it down.
It has lots of unexpected twists and turns. The characters really start to develop and the story completely engaging.
If you can get through the first half of the book - you're well on your way to a great series.