The story is decent, but Oliver Wyman should stick to children's books. Buy the paperback. Don't give up on the series, though. There is a new narrator in the next volume.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book and the characters. I'm so glad that they were developed further and the character arc was noticeable and developed with talent.
the Safehold series has become one of my all time favorites. A long and very involved story incorporating many colorful characters that you will come to cheer for maybe even love as I have. I highly recommend you start the series at the beginning. Do not miss this series.