I started this series upon my husband's suggestion. I was almost instantly hooked. After the first book however I was afraid the story would start to go down hill. Boy was I wrong! It was a little slow at first but don't let that discourage you. It became so interesting and I got so wrapped up in it that I couldn't sleep because I just couldn't put it down. You should read it. Everyone should read it. They should make a damn movie of it. Well on to book 3.
Loved it, fair contrast between character life and action, with a strong level of intrigue that keeps you guessing till the end.
There's a LOT of filler in the beginning and middle of the book, but it gets awesome in the end. Enough so that i got the third book immediately. Political intrigue in a fantasy setting works better for GRRM than for Sanderson, so once that chunk is over it gets better.
Narrator was excellent. But the book dragged endlessly. More action was needed instead of pseudo philosophy.
This was a great story, but damn did it take forever to get there. I had hoped to learn about the well wishes but it was more setup for the 3rd book. I must hope more things happen in it than did this book 📖