I love, love, love the writing style. Wish there was a lot more by this author so I could do a deep dive. As others said, I felt the possibility of some of the elements towards the end were not set up earlier, but I just wanted to spend more time in the world and hear more descriptions of magic by this author. I cared about the characters and was happy to see my favorite minor character get some bigger moments later in the book. I got it as part of a bundle but it is totally worth the money. I have definitely paid four times or more for books I couldn't get past the first chapter. This one was hard to put down.