This one is a mixed bag of a read. Firstly, the writing is good and easy to read with good selections on wording most of the time. There are a few moments I felt as though someone else were doing the writing. Maybe this is too heavy of an editing hand? The research that went into this book is evident from the start; a very good job at that. The characters are good but could use a touch more work to make them feel fleshed out. The order of presentation provides for some rather lengthy sluggish points. With some editing and restructuring this could be a much better book. Overall it is an interesting read and a good mythological/fantasy choice. I received an ARC through STRATEGIES Literary Public Relations in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.