I was fascinated by the characters and the world building. I am a huge fanatic of well thought-out worlds especially fantasy and this book certainly met every bit of criteria I had. The cover is stunning, the art drew me in so quickly (yes I judged a book by its cover but it was well worth it!!!) I loved the descriptive writing, it really helped me immerse into the world itself and I rooted for the characters at every turn. I love how it exceeded my expectations and I am really looking forward to reading any other books this author has or will make. I have missed reading stories set out with backgrounds such as this, and it brought me back to the times in middle school when I would read books like Percy Jackson or Harry Potter. It is such a good book to bring back my love for fantasy and lore. I hope more people read it and give this book the love it deserves.