I have mixed emotions about this book. it just did not work for me. I struggled getting through it at times. If it wasn't for the excellent work of the narrator, I probably would have stopped about half way through.
That being said, if you are a fan of this genre you will probably find this book to be a decent listen. It’s just not my thing.
However, I can still speak to the technical aspects of the book. To that end the author spent a lot of time on character development – way too much time in my book and I do appreciate the effort when done properly. The attention to detail, while necessary for fans, was way over the top for me. I just got lost and found myself having to go back . Eventually I even stopped doing that so I could just get through the dang book.
With all the build-up to the end - it seemed very abrupt and quite a letdown. Simply stated, unless you really like books based in the 12 & 13th century – skip this one. Even if you do…skip it anyway.