The Last of the Tasburai is a blend of great fantasy and weak world building. I love the way the book opens and grabs my attention. This is vital especially with a fantasy novel. The writing is very well done with few, if any, grammatical mistakes. I enjoyed the book enough to not be pulled out by anything major, writing wise. The main female character is well developed and fleshed out with flaws and background issues that come to play in a very well thought through way. I am less impressed with the rest of the cast but at least they are not cardboard cutouts. The plot is rich with good flow; the various smaller threads well weaved throughout the book with no sideways distractions. My only complaints are the lack of details in the world building and the apparent random name selection. There are minimal descriptions but not enough to appropriately build the sense of the locations. It’s not enough to ruin the book but it does hold it back from being a great read. I received an ARC through Smith Publicity in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.