This was a well written epic fantasy with some fantastic world building (culture, religion, magic & society), and a very interesting inquiry into gender roles and biases.
That said, I personally found it a bit too heavy going for my tastes. I think on a re-read, with some world and character familiarity, I’d appreciate it more and rate it higher, but on a first read it was a bit of a struggle.
Mirrored from P.R. Kaye's Presence.