I really liked this book. Maybe it wasn't the best book I've ever read and some parts of it were rather gruesome, but I did enjoy it. It is a very classical fantasy, but I like those. The characters were interesting and the world that was built up was very diverse. I liked that it could get you to like a negative character. I also liked that it was in a way very adult. Things came together at the end and then you could see each of the trials that Richard went through have meaning. In the end he managed to grow a lot and you can see the potential in him. I'm definitelly continuing the series.