I really wanted to like this more. A good friend of mine let me borrow his copy which was handy as I didn't feel it warranted space in my cramped completed books pile. Lately, I've escaped to quite a few different fantasy realms, swept up in a Game of Thrones frenzy. I expected this to illicit the same thrills and spills. Sadly an overdose of names and characters merely confused me. 2 out of 5 spells fatally flaccid fantasy.