I received a complimentary copy of this book from Water Brook through there blogging for books program. Both I and my husband tried to read this book. We both found it confusing, and hard to read. There were new races that we did not understand. Also the names used in the book are hard to read and hard to remember. This made it hard to get into the story. I generally enjoy sci-fi/fantasy novels, but could not get into this book. I would give it 1/5 stars.