I know a lot of reviewers didn't like this book because the characters didn't really develop, and though there was "action" in this book nothing really happened, but that's why I loved it. Sometimes I just need to a book that lets me shut my brain off and enjoy it. The world was awesome (giant skull gate!), the characters/races new and interesting, and the story was thoroughly enjoyable. If you’re looking for a work of great depth, this is not it. But if you’re looking for something better written than a Harlequin novel, with an interesting world that’s lots of fun this is a great read.