This was a good start to a fantasy series. In my opinion, world building is the key part to a successful fantasy series. Then obviously the characters. Gold for Steel has a really done a nice job getting your attention in this book. There are few characters and it feels like this book is always in motion, which is the best way that I can explain that. There is a really good mythological structure built into story. There is magic and monsters, who doesn't love that. There are rival houses and a warden of the East.
I am looking forward to rest of the series since there was definitely some thing just hanging out there. I feel like there were somethings that I didn't Side note: I loved the cover, and that's what made me decide I gotta read this. I know how terrible that is to admit, but I loved the cover and how it went with the who trio who killed the Griffin thing. Another aspect to look forward to is if the cover evolves with it.