The story is great, but not very different from other fantasy stories (some times you are able do guess what it is going to happen many pages before it happens).
Furthermore I would like to point out how the three books (Book of Deacon, Great Convergence and Battle of Verril) are, in fact one book. I do not really like when a book end and some characters are left hanging from a cliff or seemingly dead, when it is obvious that they are not going to die...
The worst of the trilogy, but if you want to know what the end will be you need to read it. I found the plot kind of boring, long battle scenes that seemed they would never end and a bunch of expected surprises.
Nothing new under the sun, but that should be expected when the starting point is... classical. However I enjoy it (but I am partial to Pride and Prejudice-like romance, I doubt you will relish it if you do not appreciate the struggle of Darcy and Eliza) it is better than many Abigail Reynolds "what if" and worse than few, but maybe is to similar to "The last man in the world". I appreciated very much the fact that some events that I expected to happen, did not happen.