Loved it! This is only the third book of this genre that I have read (the other two were the Gentlemen bastards books) and I've been pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed the premise of the story and I look forward to reading more of the series.
8/21/11 Just finished this book for the second time in preparation for The Wise Man's Fear and I think I loved it even more than the first time. I thought I remembered a lot of the book from the first time but I'm very glad I re-read it before reading the sequel because there was a lot that I had forgotten and I think I would have been lost if I hadn't done it. Excited to start the sequel now!!!