Wow, I don't even know where I start. The bad first: there were moments where I was very confused about the character names. I had some trouble keeping track with who was who..so I thought that bit was too confusing and kind of took away from the book. But the good: everything else. The world created and it's customs were facinating and most importantly...believeable. This book was brutal and not for the faint of heart or squeamish. It kept me glued to it's pages and I will be sure to read more if there are any more books in this world to come.