I am really, really liking this book. It is epic fantasy, that while a bit slow in the beginning, isn't agonizingly slow in the world set up. It is interesting and twisting and has good little surprises that make it interesting to read, i am excited for the rest of the series. I would say that it is most defiantly adult and covers hard topics and should be read with caution if certain traumatic themes are disturbing to you. Please read the notices. However, I think that they are written well and that this book is worth the read. Best epic fantasy I have read in a while.