Oh my. I don't know where to start, if I even want to start my not-so-much-review-but-more-comment review. All I can really say is that it was intense. Very intense. It was in the point of view of Yhalen, and at the very beginning, I was rather lost. But then when I got into the story -- wow.
The hate, the fear, the --dare I say it, shit maybe I shouldn't. I don't know if the author ever mentioned the blasphemous word. Nah it's too intense. Oh no. Fine.-- love; it was all so very tangible, and it was more than just real, it was layers and layers of more complicated layers. He never felt just fear, he felt a bit of lust too, or compassion or whatever else he actually did.
But the point of that rant is that it was an intense book, not really for those of faint hearts and spirits. And definitely not those who cannot tolerate things such as torture or rape, or gay sex.
But it was a really so very fantastic, intriguing, wonderfully written book and I recommend anyone who thinks they can handle the themes in this book to read! (now)