I didn't like this book much. The story is interesting but there are a) too many characters and story-lines to follow and b) too many characters that are simply annoying, Mina and Silvanoshei to name just two. There are some characters that I did like, like for example Gerard or Tasslehoff but overall, these two didn't save the book. But maybe it's just me and the fact that I like smaller ensembles better than huge casts that are kinda hard to follow.
If I didn't have to read this book as a part of my job, I wouldn't have picked it out :(