This was an enjoyable read. Nothing spectacular, definitely not five stars for me, but it could have at least been four stars if not for one very annoying component… But more on that later.
The characters – I liked them. Some of the relationships that formed between them seemed a little unbelievable and/or unnatural to me, but it wasn’t so bad as to interfere with my enjoyment of the story. The magic system – interesting, I liked the idea of order versus chaos and all of the rules that went with each side. The world was also interesting to me, I found myself wanting to keep reading so that I could learn more about Recluce and unravel the mysteries surrounding it. The plot was sort of so so.. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed reading it.. But for most of the book it just sort of meandered along. The plot was advancing, but I had no idea what it was advancing towards. It only really started coming together and wrapping up in the last third or quarter. But like I said – the ride to get there was interesting, I just would have liked some more hints as to what the overall plot was a little earlier on.