Talsy, the female lead can be a little irritatingly stupid. But she's young. I hope as the epic continues her character also develops and matures.
Other than that minor gripe, this story reminds me of Hayao Miyazaki's work. The scenes with the Kuran in particular reminded me of Princess Mononoke. I hope this story gets picked up by a producer and turned into an epic anime.
Although I loved the story I find that I'm not too keen on buying the next book because of Talsy's juvenile behavior that I can't really identify with. Maybe I'm just too old to relate.
Frankly she was fine until the last few chapters with Kieran where she became ridiculously irrational. Calling someone an oaf for trying to help you for FREE, but championing a mujar that you had to hurt first before they'd help you was way out of character for a being a "chosen one." I thought she was deemed worthy because she dosn't judge and there she is being such a brat.
Although I think the insinuation of a love triangle would raise the tension a bit and make things more interesting for younger readers, I'm not looking forward to more of that behavior in the next book so for now I'll pass.
(review of free book)