The last two hundred pages of this book saved it from being a two star read for me. I know this book and this series has incredibly high ratings, but I am not feeling it after two books. This novel was a nine hundred page book that could have told the story in less than half of that. There were far too many stretches in the book that simply dragged and did not add very much to the story. I enjoyed the history and the writing is solid, but it just took too long to get to the best parts of the plot.