This book is pretty epic. I'm not a fan of series, i prefer one off storeis, so i was a bit dissapointed to find out only after i finished it that it was a part of a sereis. The book could function as a standalone story though, leaving some thigns up for the reader to decide for himself i guess. I was gonna give it 4 stars for being a series, but I just couldnt. Anyway, just bought book 2 and started readin it yesterday and I'm already hooked. Damn you Christian Matari!