Old school fantasy meets modern war story, with a moderately interesting / complex female lead. The writing is decent but dated, a tad dry and, in retrospect, lacking in any significant character development ... this is not what I typically enjoy or look for in a book. But there was just enough to keep my interest. Did it pan out in the end? Maybe not. But I'll probably try book two - or one of its stand-alone predecessors - to make a final determination.
The narrator's tone drove me crazy, and I definitely listened to her at 1.2x's the normal speed, but it didn't keep me from finishing the book. I kinda wish I could get her voice out of my head, though.