I so wanted to like this book. I really did. Especially with the crazy amount of high reviews. But I just...couldn't.
It has witty banter and a focus on world building, but it explodes with too many POVs and important characters. It causes the introduction to take over half the book, then makes the action at the end seem incredibly rushed.
I wasn't attached to any of the characters except for one--and you're not even really supposed to like any of them.
In actuality, though, it reminded me very much of Game of Thrones. It was complicated, long, and half the time you could skim and not miss anything truly important. But the story over all was entertaining and fresh.
It just wasn't for me. But it could be for you if you like long, involved fantasies like Game of Thrones and The Wheel of Time.