If you're a sucker for tragedy then you will enjoy this book. Not Robin Hobb's best trilogy, but enjoyable all the same. A lot of people find the main..Show More » character Navare to be whiny and are frustrated with his lack of action. His soul was divided in two, and each half functions as a separate identity (Soldier Boy and Navare) which was raised in two different worlds and cultures. Each half suffers under the loss of the other. Navare as a whole person would be brave, driven, decisive and very un-whiny - so there would be no story as a perfect Navare would have solved the worlds problems with no fuss.
I enjoyed the narrator, he had an animated style and put on different accents and voices for the characters without doing the annoying high pitched voices for female characters that some male narrators do.