What I liked about this book was that despite not having read the 1st book in the Tide Lords series, I was able to pick up the storyline and get into ..Show More »it; I found it really engaging. I loved the subtle humour here and there - I had a few "laugh out loud" moments. I enjoyed the strength of the characters and the steady build-up in the storyline and I was compelled to get the follow-up books. However, I was disappointed with the last two books in this series. The storyline although somewhat complex, slowly loses its finesse in the last 2 books, almost as if it was not thoroughly thought through and made up along the way, throwing in more characters and twists in a chaotic manner while dragging out the story!! Unfortunately, on the whole, the scenes or the fictional worlds were/was not sufficiently or creatively described to inspire belief and imagination. The narrator was ok, but his voice variations seemed somewhat limited thereby not able to keep up and give the numerous characters distinctive voices, especially in the last 2 books as the interaction and number of characters increase.