Nov 17, 09
Read in November, 2009
This was a slow burn book.
This appears to be a hybrid of Asian mysticism (year you were born and what you will be) and standard western fantasy.
I couldn't tell if there was magic as part of this world, or just the perception of magic. There were some hints spread out toward the end of the book, but for the most part, it was a slow and exciting read. There was enough of hook and action to keep me turning the page.
Toward the end was when more and more of this world was finally revealed, if it wasn't for the exciting new characters that were introduced every so often, this book would have just dragged on and on. However, she has created a slew of characters that hopefully she will grow more in the coming books.
Finally, like a reader said, this is one of those map books, where you really need a map to know what they are talking about, but the map is kind of spartan and really useful. (the one that was included in the book that I read.
Anyway, can't wait to read the next book in the series.