I actually thought this was pretty cool. At first it was confusing because I didn't really get what it was, but I guess it's a prequel to another book. There's alot of stuff going on and alot of different creatures and people you're introduced to, but not given alot of explanation as to who they are exactly and what they're all about. On one hand it's a bit frustrating because it leaves you with more questions than answers, but it certainly makes you want to read the rest. From the small glimpse of this world the author has created, you can see there is some interesting stuff ahead for the reader. Would have given it 5 stars, but I'd prefer something a little longer.