At first I didn’t particularly care for most of the characters. It was hard to connect with any of them. But as I got to know them all better, I saw all the complexities and development. Lune in particular grew on me so much. She was definitely one of my favorites by the end.
And again with the plot, I had a hard time at first. The beginning moved really slow for me and I couldn’t quite figure out what was happening. Maybe my brain just wasn’t in the mood for this type of book at first. Because it’s definitely well-written and the last half was so great. So my initial issues could have been partially my own fault too.
All that being said, I would still probably recommend this book to fantasy fans. I loved the mixture of real history and magic. It was so cool, and a little bit creepy at the same time. I’m interested to see what happens in the rest of the series!