I enjoyed the book quite a bit. It was a fairly quick read. The characters were interesting but I would have liked more fleshing out of them. The plot was intriguing and the world-building and backstory - what was revealed of it - was fascinating. There was a great deal of graphic violence, so trigger warnings for torture and war. And this book is not a standalone. It is very much the first of a series and as such main of the plot lines are ended on cliffhangers. But the tease for the further books is interesting and does make you want to read on as soon as possible.