First off let me warn you, there are a few scenes that are very descriptive and may be too much for more sensitive readers. Aside from that this is a very well written book. I can’t believe I never read it before. The story is engaging with well handled flow and well kept threads of plot. The characters are well fleshed out with great flaws and depth. With a nicely drawn map and a key for some of the words this would earn a 5th star easily. I especially enjoy the level of detail in scenes such as battles. I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.