While a good story, the fact that it has quite a few songs (which are sung and have historically usage of the lore) and usage of older words that aren't as in normal use makes it sometimes a little hard to follow. Not impossible but harder. Still, even with this, I wouldn't wish them to remove these things, just a note for others to be aware of this to go in a little less "blind".
love this book. it makes me forget where I am and what I am doing. I find myself standing at random spots staring into nothing. nothing but the story has any meaning in those moments