My rating: 5 of 5 stars
**I would like to thank the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review**
This had to be one of my favourite reads so far this year. I found it engrossing from the first page on. A lot of times with fantasy stories, the story can get bogged down by world-building. This type of narrative is expected in the genre, by I was so glad that Robert Jackson Bennett broke with tradition here. In reading this, there was no time when I felt the narrative stall for the author to build his world. Bennett parsed out details as needed and his story is all the better for it.
I can’t say enough positive things about this one. It was simply amazing and I can’t wait for the next book in the series so I can return to these wonderful characters and their unique world.