" To say I was disappointed with this book after reading the Night Angel trilogy would be an understatement. The magic system was overly and needlessly complicated, the plot and characters not very engaging and the world teeny tiny. Typically you would expect an author to focus his attention on at least one particular aspect of his story, sometimes it can be the plot and sometimes it can be the characters or perhaps both. Weeks flits his attention between multiple povs, world building, magic system and anything else you can think of so there is nothing to anchor the reader into what they're reading. There isn't even what you would call a main character just to further prove my point. I'd rather he had stayed in the Night Angel world. "
— Flint, 1/13/2014