Really interesting and original twist on the usual fantasy characters with great details to establish each culture / people as individual powers in the land.
Occasionally more gory than I necessarily want to deal with, especially when I’m reading in bed.
The story jumped straight into the thick of things with no build up and remained well-paced. The entire book felt more like a ‘snapshot’ of many political and historical issues coming to head at once, with flashbacks and memories to flesh out any details necessary to make sense of what was happening.
Very intriguing fantasy world, loved the descriptions of the tree spirits.